Monday, May 5, 2008

Spell check

You know that guy, the one who takes his finger and scrawls "Wash me" on a dusty car? He lives in Mexico, too....

"Láveme" is Spanish for "wash me." But what makes this one really special is that someone took the trouble to correct the spelling. "B" and "v" are pronounced the same in most dialects of Spanish, and substituting one for the other is not unusual. (During my month in the hospital doctors frequently had to spell out drug names so that Bactroban wouldn't come out "Vactrovan.")



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