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People think Starbucks is spelling your name wrong on purpose


STARBUCKS MISSPELLING people’s names on their coffee cups  is a well-known phenomenon. Their mistakes with Irish names are so frequent, they’ve inspired a whole Instagram account.

You might think you’re being funny posting a picture of your misspelled name on Instagram, but get this – all you’re doing is giving them free advertising. Gasp!

The folks behind the YouTube channel Super Deluxe claim that one of their staffers went to five different Starbucks cafés to see how they would write her name (the easy-to-spell ‘Molly’) on the cups.

mommycup Source: YouTube

The result? Five different cups, but only two with the correct spelling. Which means:

They take pictures of their butchered names and post them on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, wherever… And what do all these pictures have in common? A misspelled name, and that familiar green siren, staring at you with her all-knowing gaze.

“That’s right, sheeple – you’ve been giving Starbucks free publicity for years!”

Source: Super Deluxe/YouTube


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Next time you snap your ‘Shavan’ or ‘Efa’ cup, remember – you’re nothing but a CORPORATE SHILL.

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