Bumper Sticker Copyediting

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Penzeys is a company which sells spices. I’ve always found it somewhat odd that an entire store could be devoted solely to spices, but Penzeys has dozens of locations around the US, so they must be doing something right. In fact, they’re popular enough that they have bumper stickers which I often see around town.

Love people. Cook them tasty food.

That’s a nice message, I suppose. But every time I see it, I feel like doing a bit of copyediting. Using a Sharpie to add some punctuation (specifically, a question mark, an exclamation point, and a period) and capitalize one letter, the message can be changed to something far more entertaining.

Love people? Cook them. Tasty food!
Admittedly, the “T” is a bit of a stretch

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