This REALLY Sucks…

car wash sign
I’d love a free “vaccum”! What is it?

And by “suck” I mean “vacuum.” I mean, I WOULD mean vacuum, but this sign says “vaccum.” The problem with a word like vacuum is that it creates a semi-optical illusion. You know there should be a double letter in the middle, so your eyes tell you the word is right and you go on your way.

Say it with me:  va – Q – um. There. Now you’ll NEVER forget that it’s two U’s and one C. By the way, the vacuums at this car wash are great (and free, obviously)!  They really SUCK. . .

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