Thursday, January 29, 2015

costumer/customer: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Just what would a “costumer service” do? Supply extra-shiny spangles for a Broadway diva’s outfit? But this phrase is almost always a typographical error for “customer service,” and it appears on an enormous number of Web pages. Be careful not to swap the U and O when you type “customer.”

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1 comment:

  1. The sad thing is that when you translate costumer using the famous google translator it returns "cliente" which means customer. Weird thing is that google knows the difference between both terms, because when you type "costumer/customer definition" in a google box it returns proper definitions.