We’ll Teach You To Skate But Not To Spell

January 12th, 2009   •   8 comments   

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Spotted this standee somewhere at People’s Park Complex recently. I wonder how the English teacher of the guy/girl who has copywritten this must feel.

If you are a potential customer of this business – which is a possibility since the advertisement proclaims that anybody from 1 to 70 can be their client – would you be convinced by this advertising message?

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8 comments

  1. Ed
    posted on Jan 12, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Haha, the spelling is so MSN!

    It’s fun to use a certain language or spelling that we are all familiar with but I am not so sure about using it for a proper marketing/advertising collateral here. I’m already struggling to come to terms with that 2Fall2.

  2. Ed
    posted on Jan 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Haha, the spelling is so MSN!

    It’s fun to use a certain language or spelling that we are all familiar with but I am not so sure about using it for a proper marketing/advertising collateral here. I’m already struggling to come to terms with that 2Fall2.

  3. Lam Chun See
    posted on Jan 13, 2009 at 7:09 AM

    The spelling is meant to send a msg to the oldies. We are not allowed to discriminate but oldies not welcomed.

  4. imp
    posted on Jan 14, 2009 at 4:17 AM

    i can’t take it. i cannot tahan this sort of spelling. not in emails, not in msn and not in phone texts. so definitely NOT on a poster!

    so no! even if it’s fun and all, it’s going to make me think twice before i call. i’ve to at least check out its website or facilities first.

    later the safety equipment as short-cut as the poster, then how?

  5. posted on Jan 14, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Amazing. How languages have evolved.

    You know, maybe hundreds of years in the future, what you see here will be a norm eh? After all, we replace the thou, shalt and so on with what we have today eh?

  6. posted on Jan 16, 2009 at 8:16 AM

    I saw this banner!

    I was trying to figure out their objective of phrasing their messaging this way. LOL. I think they are seriously trying way too hard to stand out and be different.

    And in this case, they did cos you took a picture of it and they have that additional publicity. But then it’s not exactly positive kind of attention. haha 🙂

  7. Chris
    posted on Jan 17, 2009 at 8:56 PM

    Hi, sorry to abruptly drop you a comment/ I know it’s kind of weird but would like to know if you know anything about museum marketing. I am a NAFA student who is studying from BA in arts management. I need someone that understand museum marketing to guide me through my thesis on musuem marketing. If you see this comment, please kindly email to me at [email protected], my name is Chris. Thanks !

  8. posted on Jan 20, 2009 at 2:10 AM

    I think the language, while reprehensible in most cases, is apt here because of the sk8 (sorry, skate) culture. Slightly anti-authoritarian and non-conformist. ie. sk8tn is l33t, not for prudes who dot their i’s and x their t’s.

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