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Bad News for DP Writers

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by marketjunction, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Michelle Michan

    Michelle Michan Banned

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    #61
    Sacre dieu... it's true!!!

    LOL, that guy paid the highest cost to "impersonate" your uninteresting headlines :D
    SEMrush
     
    Michelle Michan, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    jhmattern Illustrious Member

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    #62
    It had nothing to do with "impersonating" headlines. And for the record, since several folks in this thread also posted there - you may NOT make discussion-oriented posts in threads started in the marketplace. If you're interested, PM the OP. If you have a legitimate sales question that applies to everyone, ask in the thread. Anything else is grounds for an infraction. I had to delete more than 20 posts over there.
     
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    blackknyt Peon

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    #63
    Totally agree with this wtf is with the heading
     
    blackknyt, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    #64
    This sentence is appalling grammar by the way: "Let's me ask you something." - Let us me ask you something? :)
     
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    #65
    Yep. I was waiting for someone to say that.

    I'm curious about our reading habits. Will something like that (a phrase we've all heard a million times) be read in the mind as it should have been written OR will we catch the mistake?

    You caught the mistake. How many here didn't notice?

    I did another test today where I purposely messed up 3 very common sayings in a long article. I had the subject read the article aloud.

    You know what? The reader read what SHOULD have been written rather than what was written.

    Interesting.
     
    marketjunction, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    latoya Active Member

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    #66
    I missed it. The first time I read the post, I scanned it, then went back and read the parts I thought looked interesting. I already knew it didn't really contain bad news, because I hovered my mouse over and read the first few words.

    Now I did notice you said "Make you look" instead of "Made you look." I thought maybe that's how they say it where you're from. :p

    In your test, did the reader notice the mistake and correct it on purpose? Or did he/she actually miss the mistake all together?
     
    latoya, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    lightless Notable Member

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    #67
    I noticed that and maybe many others did too. Maybe the OP was drunk or was intentionally "writing" so.
    If a writer who makes zillions ;) like Marketjunction makes such silly errors habitually, we writers are all doomed :eek:

    Donts yu agree?
     
    lightless, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    #68
    The subject didn't see it initially. This is why I do these things. I'm fascinated by the mind and how we work as individuals.

    The subject's mind evidently saw what it "expected" to see and that's what came out.
     
    marketjunction, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    #69
    I didn't caught that mistake or any other because my mind read it as it was supposed to be read, by the way, is "let us me ask your something" the correct sentence? :confused:

    I would put it as "let me ask you something," but of course this can be something to do with my English learning.

    I missed the drunken fakt so I donts now if me agree :D
     
    Michelle Michan, Aug 20, 2008 IP
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    #70
    Right, let "us" ask you something is incorrect. Let "me" ask you something is correct.
     
    marketjunction, Aug 20, 2008 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    #71
    No, that isn't correct, I was simply expanding the 'let's' to show that it's 'let us', and demonstrating what a grammar geek I am.

    By the way, I didn't realize marketjunction made zillions! If I had I might have asked for funding for my trip to Barnard's Star, which of course I would pay back as soon as I got back from there. :)
     
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    #72
    You should hang around the copywriting section more ;)
     
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    #73
    I would say, someone who is inexperienced or lacking confidence should choose to be educated in becoming a "better" writer. Those of us who consider ourselves well equipped and ready to rock would be more likely to request that you "show us to the money, please."
     
    RACER, Aug 23, 2008 IP