The “auto-correct made me do it” excuse might be valid for some of these … but other sellers definitely went with the “eh, close enough” option when it comes to wording, spelling and grammar.
Yeah, yeah, we get it — auto-correct can make you (accidentally) say some very silly things. But some of these ads are unintentionally hilarious due to plain ol’ bad grammar, poor wording and garden-variety typos. Hang on to your hats; it’s time for “Best of Craigslist!”
We’ll kick things off with an ad full of all sorts of creative spelling (and hey, it ain’t this seller’s first rodeo, so no lowball offers please). From Teagan:
Have a App/thuribread Gelden for sale. Very Gentle and love Attention. 20 years old bit acts like hes still a baby. 16.5 tall. Good ground n ez to ride. Looking to find someone who has a playmate for him. Loves to go for walks n enjoy the sites..Also was a jumping horse..
Asking $650 . Lookimg for some who has horses or another horse to keep.him company. Need to sell asap..
It ant my first Rodeo so please no lowballers..
We’re not sure what’s worse, the grammar in this ad or the photography that makes this look like the highest croup we’ve ever seen. From Tiffani:
Here’s a pretty classic auto-correct fail that has us giggling, from Julie:
Aw, little blue roan, I feel you — I stand tired all day too. Grownin is hard work. From Jill:
Not shown in this screenshot: the type of saddle, which is listed as “english bareback.” From Jennifer:
Little Joes P/Adilly brown leather saddle
Measures 19″ from seat to front
Width span approx 37″
Leather could use some reconditioning
Strrups state rust free
Im out of my realm here any questions please ask Ill try to answer
Buying as shown as you view it as for decoration for use for parts?
From Julie: “the ad’s not terrible, but why is the mini posing in front of the pool?” Hey, maybe she likes to take in the sun by the poolside. Or perhaps go for a swim. Who knows.
And we’ll close out this week with this trifecta: bad grammar, bad spelling and overall just a bad, bad ad. From Lorraine: “I love that the meme is ‘here’s to all of us who can’t imagine out life without horses’ and it’s an ad for dumping your horse with a total creeper.”
Readers, if you run across an “interesting” ad in your Internet wanderings, send it our way! Email the link to [email protected]. Who knows – maybe you’ll help connect a horse with a safe, loving home. Go Riding.