Friday, October 30, 2009

For A Good Time Call has this story about how Linda Vista Elementary School accidentally put a phone-sex number on their Jog-a-thon shirts.
The school was promoting a jog-a-thon fundraiser and printed shirts displaying a lion, their school mascot. The caption below featured the tag line "How's my running? Call 1-800 Eat Dust."

It was supposed to be a snarky, fun slogan. Until a curious parent called the number and discovered it connected to a she-male sex chat line. Oops.

"It was an innocent mistake. Parents have been very understanding," Rosemary Gladden, public information officer for Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, told the Orange County Register.

The schools PTA, who printed the shirts, is not the first group to make the "typographical error" according to the Associated Press. The two word 800 number shows up online as part of a popular running slogan sold on T-shirts and merchandise.

This reminds me of the year my El Dorado High School yearbook's title was misspelled to read "The Golden Anus" instead of "The Golden Year".

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