Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waltration!!! Engrish as it is broken Malaysian Indian Style!

I was doing some shopping at Taman Tenaga, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur when I saw this Indian Tailor's signboard with a gross spelling error!

Instead of 'Alteration' the sign maker had printed 'Waltration'! 

I know that the way some Indians speak English with their rolling of the tongue Indian accent is quite atrocious over there in India but didn't expect our Malaysian Indians to have the same problem here! :P

Lesson # 1 > Please do a spell check before you pay the signboard maker!

You do not want to be a laughing stock later!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

News Editing Blooper ~ How Proof Reading is so important?

You may click on to the image of the news report here and read it clearer in either a new tab or window.

A simple oversight on the part of the News Editor of the Malay Mail reporting about this business news.

What does the headline state?

'Bina Puri to land RM300b job in Brunei'.

Now, when we read further we discover that the deal was only RM300 million!

There's a whole lot of difference between RM300 billion and RM300 million!

All because the News Editor overlooked that 'b' and gave the go ahead for the printing department to run the machines.

The need for proofreaders such as myself is being overlooked by the mainstream media.

People do not realize the disastrous impact of such oversights in their documentations.

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