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Pillow Fail

Submitted by on July 11, 2012 – 6:46 PM28 Comments

I guess the "2" in "CB2" doesn't extend to the Ms in the word "accommodate."

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  • Maggie says:

    "Accommodate" is spelled wrong!

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    Yes. Yes, it is.

  • Jenertia says:

    C'mon, you guys. Adapt. Adjust.

  • Katxena says:

    I read the "Ms" part of your post as "Ms." as in "Miz" — and I had a whole feminist theory convo with myself about the relationship between femininity and accommodation and home decor. Then I looked again and smacked myself on the head. D'oh!

  • Kathryn says:

    I just can not be compassionate towards someone exhibiting poor spelling in the age of the red dots underlining errors. I think all of us can do good and be good by neither adjusting nor adapting our households to accommodate such a sad little pillow.

  • John says:

    I made the same mistake on my wedding invitations. : /

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    I forgive it on wedding invitations — but a product that presumably went through two separate teams of proofreaders (or should have), not so much. Especially when the product is telling me in so many words to just chill out.

    And yes I just split an infinitive.

  • jive turkey says:

    Ha! Awesome. Serves you right, preachy damn pillow that says "good" no less than six times. Pillow, you don't know my life.

  • ct says:

    'Good' is a lot of things, but is it 'so good'?
    Yeah, I don't think so, hippie pillow.

  • Colin says:

    Even if it were spelled correctly, I'd still find the pillow pretty silly. I can't imagine there's much of a market for sanctimonious, poorly-typeset life-coach lectures on one's upholstery in the first place, but…okay, CB2, whatever works for you.

  • MinglesMommy says:

    Bad spellers of the world: untie!

    (Saw it on a T-shirt once and loved it.)

  • attica says:

    I can't endorse a pillow that's shouting at me, and that's even before the spelling error. STFU, pillow.

    If there's a meta-message about a stuffed piece of fabric normally associated with rest haranguing you to chill, well, fooey.

  • Anlyn says:

    I can't stop giggling at "good is so good". Why, yes it is.

  • RJ says:

    The spelling error aside, I don't find this pillow to be relaxing visually. Maybe it would work as a fridge magnet or something, but this isn't going to get me to sleep any faster."Oh my God, I have to get up and do good now! No time for sleeping!" Also, I misread the last line as saying "God is so good" which seemed strange in the context, but not as strange as "good is so good". Thanks, pillow, that's just what I needed to know.

  • MinglesMommy says:

    Attica: I can't endorse a pillow that's shouting at me, and that's even before the spelling error. STFU, pillow.

    Heh. Awesome.

  • ferretrick says:

    This is what happens when Gwyneth Paltrow takes up interior design.

  • ferretrick says:

    Not to mention, holy shit, $40 for this piece of crap?

  • Jenn says:

    @RJ: Agreed. Who wants to read decor?

    The "adjust" and "adapt" stuff reminds me of that episode of "How I Met Your Mother" where Ted's thinking about Maggie, a woman he wants to date, while he's teaching a class. He writes MAGGIE on the board and then pretends it stands for "Make Adjustments, Go Get It Energized."

  • Jen S 1.0 says:

    Get a haircut, hippie pillow. And a job. Then we'll talk.

  • Jaybird says:

    I just finished reading your post on "Far From Heaven", and this is a weird juxtaposition. A pillow that screeches a "Screw your needs and wants" would have been just the (overdone) piece of set design for that movie, had it not been so anachronistic-looking.

    Does that make sense? It made sense in my head.

  • sue says:

    @Jen S 1.0, awesome! The typos make the preachy message just that much more annoying. Although, could you buy it as a punching-bag-type object"?

  • Jen S 1.0 says:

    Jaybird; as long as it's next to the LAAAAMMMMP! (see my comment on the Days of Heaven post to understand my lamp lust.)

  • Cora says:

    @Mingles Mommy: YES. That and: "There are three types of people in the world: those who are good at math, and those who aren't."

  • Mel says:

    I like my old
    FRANKIE
    SAYS
    RELAX

    pillow better than this one. Just sayin'.

  • Kathleen says:

    It was a result of the Real Posative Pillow meeting.

  • MinglesMommy says:

    @ Cora – good one!! I haven't seen that one… I'd wear that t-shirt! :)

  • Keckler says:

    I don't know why I just saw this but OH MY GOD.

    Spelling aside, I hate that pillow! It's screaming at me and stressing me out — who needs that?!

    However, the comments here are making me lose my shit (in a good way, not in a pillow way):

    @RJ: ""Oh my God, I have to get up and do good now! No time for sleeping!" Also, I misread the last line as saying "God is so good" which seemed strange in the context, but not as strange as "good is so good". Thanks, pillow, that's just what I needed to know." Can't. Stop. Laughing.

    @Jen S 1.0: "Get a haircut, hippie pillow. And a job. Then we'll talk." Really dying now!

  • bronte says:

    I now have a Soy milk advertising jingle running though my head

    " So Good on your cereal, So Good as a drink, So Good is the reason why, So Good is So Good"

    Didn't make me want to drink the milk, and this doesn't make me want to buy the pillow

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