Sunday, November 20, 2011

ABC needs to s-p-e-l-l

Today's word of the day is brought to you by ABC News, where, powered by Yahoo!, we received grovery.

ShopRite govery store ???

The article is about the Campbell family. The parents keep Nazi Germany in their favour by having every child born into that household named a variation of Hitler's army. Including the eldest son whose name is Adolf Hitler Campbell. His siblings include JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Himler Jeannie Campbell.

What's so new about this, and why is it making the internet front page yet again (see here for original story) ? A new child has been added to the family. Hons Campbell, the newborn. Why does this matter? Because all four children are in state custody, due to their names. Allegedly, the parents, Heath and Deborah do not abuse their children at all. However, the New Jersey city they reside in, seems to think otherwise. Neighbours, people they meet, all seem to think there is more to this family then the odd names of the children. According to the recent article, a neighbour claims that Adolf would go to her house to play, but not want to return to his own house afterwards, even though he showed no outward signs of abuse.

It's one thing to name your child something weird like Excalibur, but to name your child out of a point in history where people would rather forget that happened and not keep the memories alive, well, you've got another thing coming. Maybe there is no form of abuse.. of any kind, but the names are the abusers.

But the focus of my entry today is the mis spelling. Because Adolf couldn't get his birthday cake from ShopRite when he turned three, because the store said they could not put 'Adolph Hitler' on a cake. However, ShopRite is now a grovery chain.

What the hell?