Fafmuffem

February 20, 2009 By: erik Category: Complaining, Funny, Spain, Weird 190 views

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Not me, nor my addressThis might be a new world record in the category of Misspellings When Each Letter Was Spoken To You Over The Phone. The Spanish language is notoriously bad for distinguishing spoken letters, as most of the consonants are pronounced by putting an “eh” sound before and after the consonant sound. On Ruleta de Suerte, they require everyone to provide a word that begins with the letter they choose before accepting a chosen letter.

We requested a quote from some carpenters to build us a custom wardrobe to go under the stairs in our house. The quote arrived in the mail today in the pictured envelope. Somehow, even after coming to our house, they managed to put the wrong town on the address, too. Kudos to the postal service for figuring it out.
Fafmuffem Envelope

I can understand mistaking the S’s for F’s (my father used to have several magazine subscriptions to Mr. Rafmuffen), but the R?? What?

Not me, nor my address

We won’t be doing any business with Carpinteria Ortiz.

 
  • http://www.hillbillyplease.com/blog/ jane

    I suspect Adam is somehow involved in this.

  • Paul

    Perhaps you are the only Fafmuffen in Cantabria.

  • Paul

    Excuse me – Fafmuffem. I didn’t see the “m” there. You must hate it when people get your name wrong like that.

  • http://www.isoglossia.com sgazzetti

    This makes me disproportionately happy.

  • http://landofnospice.blogspot.com Sharon

    i don’t see why you don’t want to do business with them.. a simple little mistake like that… just imagine what they could stuff up with your under the stairs cupboard!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/aparejador/3184382650/ Ray Tibbitts

    I LOL’ed, literally.
    The worst I’ve gotten in Spain so far has been ChivVidts, after spelling it over the phone to a customer service agent, who happened to have a South American accent.

    I the U.S. we get anything from Divots to Tepes, with the frequent and obligatory Tidbits.

    Thanks so much for putting this up here, it is hilarious.

  • http://thekilowatthour.blogspot.com kilowatthour

    this made me giggle. also: have you considered changing your name? fafmuffem would be so much easier.

  • michael

    i added an eric.fafmuffem alias in the corporate email server for you, just in case.

  • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

    Hey, whaddya know! eric-fafmuffem.com is available!

    Thanks for your support, everybody. I’m also not going with this company because their quote was higher than everybody else’s. The misspelling was just the last straw.

  • http://www.thegradys.net Alan

    I’ve gotten a lot of mail addressed to Alan Gravy. Lots.

  • http://www.voicesenespanol.com Eleena

    Fafmuffem?? What is that? A new kind of low-fat muffin?? Sounds like it could be the name for a Muppet or some kind of elf who teachs kids how to say the letter “f”. :)

    How much you wanna bet that Carpinteria Ortiz has trouble collecting payment? All his clients have to do is say, “Hey, that’s not me! That’s not my name. I don’t know who that guy is!”