Saturday, February 21, 2009

Phonics Has Failed Us

Saturday, February 21, 2009



No, it wasn't intentional. And Brian, I hope Bethany gets a kick out of seeing her cake here. :)
beckiwithani said...

Sounds like a cute nickname for one of the Rockettes.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Not intentional? That's surprising. I'd like to meet the genius who did that.

Zhoen said...

I've heard of people naming some body parts, but knees?

Well, at least the knee gets a cake.

Jen said...

Wow! I'm so impressed that the person writing this knows how to spell "KNEE". Amazing!

Kat at Muddy's Bake Shop said...

don't you mean "phonics has phailed us"??
Heehee!

Cassandra said...

Don't you mean phonics have phailed us? ;)

Kari said...

My first question was whether it was intentional! My son's friend Bethany gets called exactly that on MySpace, etc. It's cute, but now I wonder if they got it from something like this?? Just how old is this cake, Bethany? Are you friends with my "Effin"? LOL

Heather and Jase said...

Seriously? This is what happens when strippers turn to cake decorating.

No wait that's an insult to strippers, they're good people.

Mattia said...

Clearly we are no longer as 'Hooked On Phonics' as we once were.

Maddy said...

Sounds like the division of a not so common language.
Cheers

Doublebanker said...

I should order a cake like that just for fun!

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Anonymous said...

I always confirm spelling on names, even Jim, which I had someone spell Jym. But Beth-a-Knee...Please.

nat88008 said...

Ha ha Love this one.....!!

Beth said...

I'm SO saving this pic for my blog on my birthday!!! Never heard it said or spelled like that!

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Really? How did they mess up Bethany? Hilarious!

JHalmes said...

Are you kidding me?

Anonymous said...

huh?.. It wasn't intentional?

Donna said...

It could have been from anatomy class.

"Look Beth, a knee!"

weewiccababe said...

and these people have access to kitchen knives!! - scary ;)

Robin said...

It's pathetic, but funny :)

Lynn said...

So wrong on so many levels...I would cry if my name was Bethany and I got a cake like that...who hires these these decorators and how do they keep their jobs ?

Amy Ellen said...

Cute, sometimes I have wondered how the people who made these cakes made it out of High School, LOL

Amy said...

That is just too cute of a mistake not to like.

WV: recapp (rhymes with kneecap?)
~Amy B

Passion Fruit said...

Well, at least it doesn't say Betta-Knee.

Beth said...

Phone-in order, huh?

Anonymous said...

The birthday girl's name could also be Beth-A-K who was formerly some other name (nee), but the decorator didn't finish off the inscription.

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked they managed to spell 'Birthday'

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Given some of the atrocities heaped on children these days in the form of names - that could actually be her real name. I've seen much worse. I think we all have.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to get my son's next birthday cake to say Toe-Knee.

Kel said...

It must have been a phone order? No one would write that down on an order form!

Cyberrblue (Colleen) said...

Ha! That's funny! Poor Bethany.... I hope she got a laugh out of it.

~Colleen (cyberrblue.wordpress.com)

jennifer said...

When I was pregnant, there was a woman on a message board I read who was naming her baby Quartknee. Maybe she's a cake decorator.

Anonymous said...

My friend's cake at her bridal shower said, "Congratulations on your Showder!"

iamtherobyn said...

Ah, yes. Hukt on fonicks wurkt 4 mi.

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha.........

Lily said...

My name has been spelled "Lilly, Lilli, Lillie, Lili, Lilie..." unbelievable!
This cake reminds me of every award I have...
-Lily (one 'l' and a 'y')

KrystalBall said...

I actually have a cousin named Bethany, and we've nicknamed her "Beth-o-knee". That's what my dad puts on all her presents. :P

Allikaye's Mama said...

At least the speller has mastered the silent "k". As a third grade teacher...there are some that still need that...so there's a positive! ha!

Jennifer Connell said...

Poor Beth-A-Knee. Someone thought a little too hard this time. lol Thanks for sharing!

bethany actually said...

My high-school boyfriend's dad used to call me "Bethy-knees" affectionately.

At least they didn't mishear her name as "Stephanie" or "Beverly," both of which happen to me on a regular basis. When I was ten years old (long before the days of showing ID and taking your shoes off to go through airport security) I once flew with an airplane ticket that thought my name was Stephanie W******.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

does Beth know she is a knee?

I am amazed they knew how to spell knee.

Dana said...

My daughter Bethany got a big kick out of that one!

egyphoto said...

amazing

peewee said...

HAH! this is one of my favorites for sure! too too funny!

Bethany said...

That's my name, and I so want that cake.

Hyena Overlord said...

I like how three of the roses have been blurred out to protect their identity.


I can see the purchaser ordering the cake from someone who doesn't speak engrish. "write Happy Birthday Beth-A-Knee".


wv: degarra...innagoddadegarra baby don't you know that I love you.

Anonymous said...

I have to comment only because the word verification is honestly:
cantsp
good editor's summary for sure.

-Becky

jessamine said...

The only problem with this cake - trooly reelly- is that hideous blue icing.
Beth-A-K nee makes me smile, but the icing.... ?

StephakneeSays said...

I sometimes write my name Stephaknee on purpose (see my handle). I can't believe someone did this by accident! Giggle!

CoveredInCrafts said...

Wow! people are dumb!

Mkoszegi said...

I saw this cake and it brought back many memories

http://www.homeschooledyear.com/?p=854

Anonymous said...

I love this blog! This reminds me of a story told to me by a school teacher. She had a student and her name was spelled Le-a. Obviously everyone thought LEE-uh or LAY-uh until the mother showed up at the school angry because everyone was pronouncing her daughter's name incorrectly. Turns out that her name is LeDASHa as the mother said "the dash don't be silent."

Bethany said...

My name is Bethany. My husband's name is Brian. Yes, really. I enjoyed this picture more than words can describe. :D

Shanna Riley said...

Those are absolutely amazing cakes! My mother has made cakes for over 14 years, and my sister has been helping her since she turned 15 (she's 27 now). I sent this site to them and the *loved* it.

Thank you for taking the time to find all of these great & disastrous cakes!

Anonymous said...

lol a cake for a knee? Fred Smilek is the acting president of the Society to Save Endangered Species. It was founded two years ago by Fred Smilek along with his two best friends Charles and Jonathan. http://www.fredjsmilek.com

Anonymous said...

awsome rubics cake.Fred Smilek is the acting president of the Society to Save Endangered Species. It was founded two years ago by Fred Smilek along with his two best friends Charles and Jonathan. http://www.fredjsmilek.com

Bethany said...

My name is Bethany, and in High school that is exactly how my friends would spell it. Just for fun. Sad that is was done by mistake.

bookishbethany said...

Oh my goodness, I think a little pee came out. :D Thanks so muc hfor the laugh!

Sandy said...

I can relate with the spellers. I lost my memory 8 yrs ago & I have the hardest time spelling, reading, faces, names, remembering appointments/events/conversations & dates.