Who would have thunk it?
I suspect that the main problem is the people scraping by selling strawberries (or strabewrries, strawberies, strawbarries, etc) at the side of the road are not the "let's look it up in the dictionary" types.Still... Isn't it written correctly on the cartons? Surely they must have one of those lying around when it comes time to paint the signs.
teh pinot of lgnague is to erpses ifnoamoitnThe question is: did you buy any?
It looks like they actually printed out the "straw" part and added the "bery" later. Maybe they were actually selling straw, and then one morning came out and wondered "what is this stuff growing in my straw?
I have two reasons that I haven't bought strawberries from them.1) I don't like to stop when I'm driving. This makes it possible to drive a van alone from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles in two days, but makes it difficult to buy fruit at roadside stands.2) I have a nagging suspicion that the misspelling is not really due to a lack of education as much as it is due to a studied anti-intellectualism which plays on the stereotypes. In other words, "the strawberries must be fresher because I'm buying them from someone who isn't educated".I hate being played like that.
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