Monday 30 August 2010

More online grumbles

My bank still hasn't mastered punctuation for its email newsletter.

Introducing the August collection

And my mobile network thinks it's important that nothing's happening.

Friday 20 August 2010

When is a broad not a broad?

When is a broad not a broad?

When it's a b-road, apparently. Serves me right for using Microsoft Word and not Roget.

Wednesday 11 August 2010

A bit of a give-away

A while ago I had a little grumble about an email from my bank that looked like spam - and also remarked on the (fortunately) poor quality of many spam emails.

As if to prove my point, I've recently received this piece of spam. Apparently a Mr Noman has been trying to pay me. Noman. No man. See what they've done there?

Offensive anti-terrorist ad banned by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that an anti-terrorist radio ad could cause serious offence and mustn’t be broadcast again. The advertisement suggested that a man who keep himself to himself, doesn't have a bank card and he keeps his curtains closed because he lives on a bus route could be seen as acting suspiciously.

In its adjudication, the ASA “considered that the ad could also describe the behaviour of a number of law-abiding people within a community”.