British Gas Scorned Over Spelling Blunder
One of the UK’s biggest energy firms has been ridiculed after a spelling blunder was featured on one of their vehicles.
British Gas was left red-faced when the error ‘brittish’ was emblazoned on one of their vans. The blunder, of the name of the country and of the brand, was spotted in Newcastle by a bemused passer-by.
The company included the slip-up in the company’s web address inscribed on the back of the Volkswagen car and it was highlighted when a citizen posted the embarrassing picture of the blooper on social networking site Twitter.
@MrSteveDrayton wrote: “Looking after our spelling, thanks British Gas #plonkers” and a representative of the company replied: “@MrSteveDrayton Thank you for tweeting a picture of our van – oops! We’re getting it fixed now. Appreciate the tip off. Have a good weekend.”
British Gas is now aiming to amend the mistake before the vehicle goes back out on the road but the gaff is a key example of how important spelling and grammar are for business’s reputation image.
The energy provider has experienced mocking chants by puzzled users on Twitter and businesses do not get a second chance to make a good first impression. It is vital that all work as part of your business is free from spelling, punctuation, typographical and grammatical errors to appear professional.
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