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March 07, 2008

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capper

Maybe he really does want a good govenment.

John Michlig

Still waiting for it to be fixed ...

Terrence Berres

Likewise I hope the folks at Middleton Hills read blueprints more closely than their website, which says the development is "eight miles from the State Capital in Madison."

Greg Kowalski

What a party pooper...

John Michlig

"Likewise I hope the folks at Middleton Hills read blueprints more closely than their website, which says the development is 'eight miles from the State Capital in Madison.'"

But, see, it has to be IRONIC to be noteworthy.

Some Middleton Hills marketing typist stumbled by adding "... in Madison." The building is "capitol," and the city is "capital." Ha ha.

But should "blueprint readers" know about line editing their copy? No appreciable irony there - - certainly not in the league a candidate for local office misspelling "government."

Plus, you KNOW Taylor has polled his friends: "Did you see my site? What did you think of it? Does it read well?"

"Excellent! Great! Wouldn't change a thing!"

Hence the title: "With friends like these..."

Terrence Berres

Unless it can be discounted as just "marketing" copy, the MH site's description of one of the available architectural styles begins, ironically, "Artful attention and care are given to all elements, inside and out...."

John Michlig

Um... just not as amusing. Sorry.

I know too many near-illiterate marketing suits to expect better web copy from PR typists.

Not to mention the fact that a great percentage of people who saw your original comment probably thought you were pointing out incorrect mileage between Madison and Middleton Hills. ("EIGHT miles? HA! Try seven-and-a-half!")

Terrence Berres

"I know too many near-illiterate marketing suits to expect better web copy from PR typists."

Suits who are then selected to market to the discerning home buyer? Maybe MH needs a Vance Packard Drive to go with Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue and Diversity Road.

John Michlig

Why do I get the feeling that a bully with the last name "Middleton" picked on you as a child, Terrence :)

Terrence Berres

Along those lines, Middleton Hills sounds like the name of an Omega in "Animal House". That might be a selling point among UW grads of a certain age.

Bryan Maersch

John

Yes, but does he still beat his wife? :)

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