Companies pay large amounts of money to
advertise their products to encourage people to buy them.
pays for the adverts ? The purchasers of the products.
products better ? Not because they are advertised !
take an example. Batteries. There is a well known make of
non-rechargeable battery, that advertises it's superiority over
'normal zinc chloride' batteries. Note the comparison which a
particular type of battery. A lower capacity type, at a much
Are they in fact better ? Well, they are better
than the cheap zinc chloride batteries, but what about comparing
them to other alkaline batteries.
Lets check the actual
capacity of the battery. I think you might be surprised.
my Maplin catalogue:
Duracell Alkaline AA
battery: 2.6Ah (that's 2.6 Amps for one hour) @ 99p (in
Varta Alkaline AA battery: 2.4Ah (that's 2.4 Amps for
one hour) @ 79p (in 1999)
So, 2.6/2.4Ah = 8% more capacity for 99/79p =
25% higher price !!!!
So what is my gripe –
people who pay higher prices for products because they are
advertised, when the products aren't actually better.
Why don't people put the dates of their
documents AT THE TOP !
Why do some (NZIS) not put dates on at
Web pages that have so much stuff on them that it's
almost impossible to find everything.
Web pages with huge
graphics – very slow on dial-up
Flashy websites that
just don't provide the information you're looking for.
the plural of foot in feet, why is the plural of hand, hands !?
Common spelling mistakes and misuse of words
options (if you have three choices, and you pick one, what do you
call it ? A choice ! No, you have three options, and you have a
choice of the three. Each is an option.)
your – you are
seperate – separate
rotovator / rotavator –
Not in any dictionary !!!!
those ones – those
of carrots – number of carrots
for free –
Five priorities – there can only be one
3 alternatives – no there can only be one alternative
– If it is short for “It is” then use
Missed out on - Missed
Why are they so expensive ?!
compare what's in a shaver with what's in a VCR, you'll see that
a VCR should be much more expensive.
They must sell huge
numbers of both.
The replacement foils for shavers are
There seem to be only a few
Is there something fishy business going on ?
Don't you just hate it when at the end of a
programme, when you want to see who that actor was, they shrink
the credits to advertise something stupid, and it's impossible to
read. Arrrrgggghhhhh !!!!!!