PR blooper

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 October, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 October, 1994, 12:00am

HATS off once again to those, wacky, fun-loving, never-say-die, grammatical gremlins of the government publicity machine. This time, they've stuck a beauty of a clanger in the Royal Hong Kong Police Department's new poster campaign, which I noticed in several MTR stations.

'Police Put Their Right Foot Forward', asserts the headline. All very commendable, I'm sure. But to anyone who knows the difference between singular and plural, the sentence screams: 'Police Proofreaders Put Their Feet Right Into It.' This one ranks right up there with another of the PR machine's great bloopers - 'Use Less Plastic Bags.' Roll on 1997! Paul Baran, Jardine's Lookout