nothing gets your attention bEDDer, than a misspelling, -AND THEN REALIZING, IT WAS ON PURPOSE. That's much metter. much-es.
No, it wasn't something like Chap GPT Going crazy with our bag. In fact, the spelling on our newest Exclusive Loungefly bag was very intentional, and, we had to get it cleared with both Loungefly and Disney first....
And you're still sitting there thinking, but it's spelled wrong! Well, let's consider a few things first. DISNEY, along with a number of other entities, have used the fragment words Con "GRAD" ulations! on a number of items, signifying a play on the word "Congratulations!" Which is perfectly fine, because they're selling merchandise! In merchandising, you do whatever you can to grab someone's attention and keep it. Consider "Cruzin!" and the phrase, "Cruzin through life!" with a cruise ship and a mixed drink and a picture of Cozumel in the background. Do you look at that and instantly thing, OMG! You spelled cruising wrong! Well, you might... if you're a teacher, or a copy editor, or have a profession which requires strict adherence to the rule of bees. That rule states, if it cannot pass a spelling bee, then it does not exist. Well, where on this planet, does something more magical than a non-existent word, exist at? You guessed it.
AND, if you're still wondering, and you're still fuming, that's OKAY. We understand! From our auto-cringe every time someone utters the word "maths" (very common among our friends across the pond, but not so common here in the US) to the goof and guffaws of many a social media influencer not being able to pronounce every day words, we get it. We understand. And, we also know, we didn't make this backpack for you. No, no, you can buy one if you like, that's not a problem, but...it's the newer, younger generation that are graduating. They understand things like "The Urban Dictionary", current trends, and alternate ways to spell things. We're old and old school. LOL and ROTFL and maybe the OMG are about as far as we go before we start sounding really old...but for those just graduating from high school or college, they understand. They have seen this word plenty of times before, used by greeting card makers, party supply creators, and advertisers to get your attention,. And it should - IT'S GRADUATION TIME!
Congratulations has been around for a very long time. But now, a version of the word, with a specific letter changed, signifies a special congratulatory message reserved specifically for a person graduating. And that word is, "Congradulations." This backpack, with the word that has become synony-mouse with graduating from high school or college, is the new thing. A fresh breath of life into an old spelling. Yes, in my line of work, I can keep coming up with the words changed to contain the word ''mouse'' or ''ear'', all day long, but those are just other examples of the play on words similar to what we did with this bag. And are you talking about it? Still?! Thank you! We hope you continue talking about it for a very long time. :) <---- That, is a sideways smiley face!