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Old 08-22-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Embarassing Ad on My Tivo

So my Tivo has an ad for the new Roamio where they says it's what "users have been craving for."
Ouch! Two grammatical errors in one!
Do they have high schoolers (with poor grades) writing their copy?
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:14 AM   #2
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"Our newest DVR has more tuners, more recording space, built-in WiFi and built-in iOS streaming that TiVo lovers have been craving for."

Yes, that is a horribly constructed sentence.

Are you complaining about the use of "that" instead of "which" in addition to the misplaced (or perhaps totally unnecessary) preposition?

And you didn't mention the absence of the Oxford comma.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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And also the extraneous "for" at the end?
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:10 AM   #4
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Embarrassing?

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Ouch! Two grammatical errors in one!
I am embarrassed you spelled "embarrassing" incorrectly. Unless it was meant ironically.
When I use the phase "where nothing can go worng," and get a typo alert from someone, it's just a sign they are too young to have seen the movie poster for Westworld.

I applaud your efforts, but am afraid it's a lost cause. It's all I can do to correct my own teen's grammar, let alone worry about ads from TiVo.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:14 AM   #5
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Saw the title thought maybe bounty had been replaced by summers eve or something.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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So my Tivo has an ad for the new Roamio where they says it's what "users have been craving for."
Ouch! Two grammatical errors in one!
Do they have high schoolers (with poor grades) writing their copy?
HA. This happens in ads all the time.

But, I also suggest you re-read your sentence. "they says"?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #7
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Saw the title thought maybe bounty had beenRO replaced by summers eve or something.
ROFL
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #8
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Do they have high schoolers (with poor grades) writing their copy?
Poor grammar is not exclusive to high schoolers with poor grades.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:55 PM   #9
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And you didn't mention the absence of the Oxford comma.
"Who gives a f*** about an Oxford comma?"

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:46 AM   #10
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Roamio is misspelled at the 55 second mark of the video on this page

https://www.tivo.com/shop/roamio
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #11
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Roamio is misspelled at the 55 second mark of the video on this page

https://www.tivo.com/shop/roamio
Nice catch.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #12
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"Who gives a f*** about an Oxford comma?"
I do, because it makes the language much more logical and understandable.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:57 AM   #13
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But it's all "conversational" marketing copy. They want it to attract the masses. This is very common with ad copy or text with print ads. No rules applied. Just say it in a clever way or the same incorrect way the masses say it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:25 PM   #14
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And also the extraneous "for" at the end?
That's not considered a grammatical error...

Quote from Oxford Dictionaries -- "There’s no necessity to ban prepositions from the end of sentences. Ending a sentence with a preposition is a perfectly natural part of the structure of modern English."
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That's not considered a grammatical error...

Quote from Oxford Dictionaries -- "There’s no necessity to ban prepositions from the end of sentences. Ending a sentence with a preposition is a perfectly natural part of the structure of modern English."
Yeah, but what do they know?


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Old 09-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #16
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Yeah, but what do they know?

They be knowing lots... (couldn't resist)

The ad was effective, look at the free advertisement it generated in this forum. I wonder how many other forum's are relaying the ad.
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