It鈥檚 (likely) happened to all of us: You go to get your 鈥減olitically correct latte鈥 (sorry, Obama) at Starbucks, and somehow, despite your carefully enunciated pronunciation of your own moniker, they still manage to get it wrong.


No matter what your name is, they just can鈥檛 quite seem to get it right, and you鈥檙e left wondering if you accidentally ordered with marbles in your mouth. But you, dear reader, have simply been the victim of a #StarbucksNameFail. It鈥檚 even happened to us (cause 鈥淣icole鈥 and 鈥淧riscilla鈥 totally sound like the same thing, right?).

Even when they do manage to get the correct name on the cup, it鈥檚 oftentimes so horribly misspelled you hardly even recognize it.

So that is certainly a first 馃 #starbucksnamefail #jason

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There鈥檚 鈥淛esson鈥 for 鈥淛ason鈥︹

鈥淪indy鈥 for 鈥淐indy鈥︹

鈥nd 鈥淐hristine鈥 becomes鈥︹滽rity!?鈥

So what gives? Is every single Starbucks employee the worst speller ever, or are larger forces at work here?

The fine folks at Super Delxue are very heavily leaning toward choice B, as they explained in a recent YouTube video.

According to the team, who sent one innocent worker with the name of 鈥淢olly鈥 to five different 鈥楤ucks, only to have her name misspelled no less than three different times, this little 鈥渃oincidence鈥 isn鈥檛 a mere coincidence at all, but a ploy by the coffee mega-chain for free advertising.

After all, as seen above, more than the company鈥檚 fair share of misspells make it onto our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds, and, as they say in showbiz, no press is bad press.

By posting that little cup, you鈥檙e likely making one of your friends or family members beyond thirsty for a Fruitcake Frappuccino or Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate and, in turn, driving business for the company.

Whoa. That actually makes a LOT of sense. While we guess it could just be an honest mistake (x a bajillion), this seems slighttttllly more plausible: It鈥檚 pure evil genius.

We鈥檙e onto you Starbucks. (And making 鈥淧riscilla鈥 name tags as we speak.)

What鈥檚 the funniest #StarbucksNameFail you鈥檝e ever been given? Tag us @BritandCo.

(h/t BuzzFeed, photos via @starbucks)