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S2000magician
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. . . proofreading ad copy before it goes out and offends the eyes and ears of countless millions of human beings.

I'd be a bazillionaire within a couple of weeks, even if I specialized only in the American (English-speaking) market.

There was just an Ikea commercial on television in which the announcer said, "Be a food paparazzi."

Sigh.

"Paparazzi" is plural; the singular is "paparazzo."
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Everyone is too ignorant to hire you. Alas, Babylon.
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Similarly, I've thought that the business of writing for magicians might be profitable. Countless effects I've purchased over the years have been so poorly written, being almost impossible to figure out. Writing is all about being concise, clear and understood. With proper spelling and punctuation. Smile
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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The ad got your attention. mission accomplished. proofreading? is that texting while drinking? Smile
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I have a neighbor who proof reads adverts but he is a legal expert rather than a grammar expert; He is an ex trending standards officer and also a top expert on forgery and counterfeiting. He works from home and the companies send him a copy of their advert and he just rewords it to conform to the law and sends it back. It’s a good business he has.

I read a book in the reference library on counterfeiting that he wrote and I wanted to call him as an expert witness and to my surprise I found out that he lived just around the corner from us.

With adverts the fellow is like a chess expert who can instantly recognize patterns and moves as if not thinking, instinctively and quickly. He is one who knows, he has seen it all before so to speak.
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How much is s bazillion?
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Whatever the Rothschild want it to be.
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Whatever the Rothschild want it to be.

Rothschild? Which one?
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Forbes lists Benjamin de Rothschild at 1.68 Billion
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The Rothschild is one. Forbes will list Benjamin de Rothschild where ever the Rothschild wants.
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The Rothschild is one. Forbes will list Benjamin de Rothschild where ever the Rothschild wants.


Do you think they are worth trillions?
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The ad got your attention. mission accomplished. proofreading? is that texting while drinking? Smile


I hope the smiley face means your contention that this was the intent of the ad.
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Jonathan Townsend
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My contention is: Even if not designed to elicit imediete craving experience, the advertisement is designed to imbed a hook in your attention. There's the beef.
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. . . proofreading ad copy before it goes out and offends the eyes and ears of countless millions of human beings.

I'd be a bazillionaire within a couple of weeks, even if I specialized only in the American (English-speaking) market.

There was just an Ikea commercial on television in which the announcer said, "Be a food paparazzi."

Sigh.

"Paparazzi" is plural; the singular is "paparazzo."


It won't help. They'll say to you; "Yes, we know that's the plural. But everybody's going to write us telling us the word is paparazzi, who are we to argue with them?

Everybody knows Ricardo Montalban as the "guy who did the car commercial," but did you know he was mispronouncing a word? And that he knew it?

When he was offered the Chrysler spokesman job. His first take was talking about "Rich CorinTHIan leather." The director stopped him and said the word was pronounced "CoRINthian." He responded; "I'm from the country, I know how the word is pronounced." The director stated that the Chrysler people wanted "CoRINthean" and Ricardo sighed and said it the wrong way for years.
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The pronunciation on this ad really bothers me. Wasn't ANYBODY checking when they recorded it? To me, it sounds like he's saying:

Hod it! Come with me.

New Dannu Oikos Trippo Zero is my go-to protein snack.

Yep, this Greek nafa yogu packs fifteen grams of protein punch.

Unlike some odde protein snacks, it has zero adde suga, zero artificial sweeteners, and zero fat.

Naw, man. New Dannon Oikos Trippo Zero. Officia Yogut of the NFL.

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Jonathan Townsend
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TL;DR presumably wrong and designed to protect the author's ignorance.

Squirrel!

Puddy tat?

You did?

There's the beef!
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Why not try communicating in English instead of only ridiculous references only you seem to connect?
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S2000magician, perhaps you can help me. When a sentence ends with a quote, some people put the period after the closing quotation mark, as in:

"They are paparazzi".

Other people put the period before the closing quotation mark, as follows:

"They are paparazzi."

Which is correct?
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In the USA, periods and commas go inside quotation marks, but it's different in the UK.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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The Rothschild is one. Forbes will list Benjamin de Rothschild where ever the Rothschild wants.

Lol
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