Picture of the Day: ‘I Love Miss Spelling’

Posted on November 28, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Foreign Relations, Humor, Photo of the Day, Pinglish
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Adil Najam

The headline used for this photograph by the Daily Times was just too good not to reproduce above.

I do not know if this qualifies as Pinglish or not but the typo – ‘over’ instead of ‘our’; the misplaced space in ‘Friend Ship’; and the grammar slippage in ‘with Pak-China’ are so very charming and so very Pakistani. (or, maybe, it means what it says; i.e., we have an OVER-close friendship with China!)

But please, let no one think I am being a snob in laughing at these mistakes. I really am not. Really.

Its our language too and as a free people we will use it whatever way we want. What better revenge can we have on our erstwhile colonists. Also, I have always subscribed to the notion that ‘Friend Ship is the best Ship of all’ :-)

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20 responses to “Picture of the Day: ‘I Love Miss Spelling’”

  1. Owais Mughal says:

    Adil
    have you noticed any misspellings in Africa yet :)

  2. Adil Najam says:

    Phil, point taken. touche. You are right, my mistake… but, as I said, I am a great supporter of Pakistani spellings, including WELL COME.. which actually makes more sense too ;-)

    I know that is a lame defence… the fact is that the only thing worse than my spelling is my handwriting… that is why I am at a loss without a word processor and a spell-check…

    At another date will do a post on what spell check does to Urdu words and names ;-)

  3. Phil says:

    Fix your own house first :D

    Quoting from article itself:

    I do not know if this qualifies as Pinglish or not but the typo – ‘over’ instead of ‘our’; the misplaced space in ‘Freind Ship’; and the grammar slippage in ‘with Pak-China’ are so very charming and so very Pakistani. (or, maybe, it means what it says; i.e., we have an OVER-close friendship with China!)
    But please, let no one think I am being a snob in laughing at these mistakes. I really am not. Really.

    Hehe now? :)

  4. Phil says:

    Reminds you of those hilarious typos all over Pakistan ;) :D LOL.

  5. Owais Mughal says:

    Once i got a job at an English medium tutoring center by pointing out spelling mistake on their promotional flier which boasted: ‘we tEEch in english medium’

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