Monday, May 10, 2010

Turns Out Disney Isn't Smarter Than A Fourth Grader


Even The Most Magical Place on Earth can't suspend grammatical rules.

That's what Colleyville fourth-grader Hannah Estes recently taught Disney officials. She spotted an error on a park sign while waiting in line for the Primeval Whirl roller coaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando.

The sign counted down to the ride: 5 seconds, 4 seconds, 3 seconds, 2 seconds, 1 seconds.

"I read it out loud, and I'm like, 'Hey, that doesn't sound right," Hannah said. "A singular number can't be with a plural."

So she snapped a photo of the sign and wrote the top brass at Disney in California and Florida. The response was "almost immediate," said her father, Keith Estes.

Hey, mistakes happen and chances are no one even thought twice about it. Me personally I see things like that all the time but really don't care enough to take the time to write a letter about it.

Worse, this girl is now in a prime position to be a grammar Nazi on internet forums.

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