E-V-Oh No!

I think that bookstores would be the epitomy of good grammar, spelling, and comprehension when it comes to words. Be they printed or spoken, proofreading is important before something goes to press.

How disappointed was I to see this today:

I hope your trained eye can see what I am talking about. She's not my favorite celebrity cook, but that doesn't matter. She deserves a sign with her name spelled correctly, too.
I brought it to the attention of a staff member (after I snapped this pic) who seemed genuinely embarrassed, and she took it down. Upon returning from the restroom, I saw it was right back as if I'd never said anything. Mediocrity will not go unnoticed. Now the whole world has a chance to see what idiots they are.

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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  1. I hate Borders anyway.

  2. Wow thank you so much!!! That is really nice :)

  3. Hi Nikki and thanks for visiting my blog thus giving me the opportunity to learn about you and your blog. You have a beautiful blog and I have sensed your humour reading your biography in your profile. As an ex owner of a bookstore I have many times spotted mistakes in books which I relayed on to the editors, but who didn't care less.

  4. What I always find amusing is that Rachael Ray haters like me always spell her name correctly, but her fans are always spelling it wrong.

    It doesn't hurt that I always spell it correctly because my name is Rachel and I know it drives me nuts when people spell it as Rachael!

    I'm overly pedantic, and please don't let it get to you because I do this to everyone, but I noticed a spelling error of your own in your post. ;-)

  5. Zach: Oh, they're alright. Knda like Starbucks only dirtier and with books. I like the cushy chairs so I can do my work there.

    Rachel: You Rachael Ray hater! ;) I've noticed that people spell her name wrong all of the time, everywhere. I did a cooking class based on a few of her recipes and it was spelled wrong all over the place.

    I'm so glad that you're pedantic. Thank you for noticing! It's part of my schtick, ya know, to misspell. :) How hypocritical would I be otherwise?

  6. I'm a bit cautious of you around my site now - checking for spelling and such.....he-he. Not really, you are more than welcome and welcome to show any errors I've made.

  7. Katie: You're welcome!

    Ivy: Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words. You owned a bookstore! Wow! I believe that was one of my dream jobs as a little girl.

    Nina: I'd never do that to you! And I believe you use British English as opposed to American English, I wouldn't cross that line, for sure! I'm just here for the food

  8. Loving the new look. This does the most justice to your recipes and posts. Thanks for all your support and comments. I will be back to my old self in no time.

  9. Poor Rachael, can't get anything to go her way since those jerk weeds at Dunkin' Donuts yanked that commercial.(I thought that was totally uncalled for, clearly there are still some uber-sensitive people with nothing better to do.)

  10. Courtney: Thanks so much for the feedback. I like this design much much better. Green is calming and I feel that I just feng shui'd the whole thing!

    Complaint manager: Thanks for stopping by, man! The jury is still out for me whether or not the pulling of the ad was justified. I mean, they lost millions of dollars. But Rachael still got PAID!!


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