Tuesday, February 22, 2022

your manifesto ends with a ... punchline. Really?

 I was just reading a truly fabulous website by a VC firm in Miami: Fuel.  While all VCs try to sound special and appealing to founders, this website was doing a particularly good job.  

 In fact, I was totally into it. Practically reading it aloud to myself (I really need to do something about all that coffee I'm drinking and working by myself all day).They had succeeded where most VCs fail because they had written something that doesn't make them sound exactly like all the others.

Then, right at the climax, it came to a screeching stop. Scratched record. House lights abruptly turned up high.  A bucket of cold water.  Am I seeing what I am seeing? 

The last little bit just deflated me. Here it is. See the problem!

https://www.fuelcapital.com/manifesto  Copied 2-22-22.

 See the problem? I did and I immediately googled it see if I was confused.

To faze is to disturb, bother, or embarrass, but a phase is a stage or step. It could faze your family if your princess phase lasts well into your college years. 

(Source: https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/chooseyourwords/faze-phase/)

I quickly wrote this up so they could correct it.

But, as the founder and mayor of VocabularySpellingCity (now retired), I felt that I should document this too).





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