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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2011, 01:58:29 PM »
I need to resurrect this thread to tell you about the sign I just saw at a florist shop, advertising  "BOKAYS" for sale.

Am I the only one thinking of Hyacinth Bucket here?  Yes?  Ok then.  I'll move along.

LOL! Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well...
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2011, 01:58:45 PM »
Not a sign, but still strange...

I borrowed a book from the library. A previous patron had gone through and "corrected" all words possible to British spelling.  ???

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2011, 09:46:12 PM »
I need to resurrect this thread to tell you about the sign I just saw at a florist shop, advertising  "BOKAYS" for sale.

Am I the only one thinking of Hyacinth Bucket here?  Yes?  Ok then.  I'll move along.

LOL! Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well...

Same here! :D
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2011, 09:14:01 AM »
Some years ago the museum issued an employee handbook.  The problem was that they called it an employee workbook even though it contained no exercises.

The rationale for this was that the contents was about work.

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2011, 09:15:29 AM »
Some years ago the museum issued an employee handbook.  The problem was that they called it an employee workbook even though it contained no exercises.

The rationale for this was that the contents was about work.

Of course. Everyone knows that handbooks are about hands.  ;D
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #65 on: August 04, 2011, 09:26:25 AM »
This thread has reminded me of a classic.

It was a sign in a parking lot.

No congregating on the pavement.  Voliators will be proscuated.

I bet proscuation really hurts!

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2011, 12:15:14 PM »
This thread has reminded me of a classic.

It was a sign in a parking lot.

No congregating on the pavement.  Voliators will be proscuated.

I bet proscuation really hurts!

Yep.  It does.  You end up in a deli counter labeled "prosciutto ham".

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2011, 01:50:11 PM »
A sign posted in a yard: "Rotwiller" puppie's 4 sail.

Yes, the quote marks were in the original.

I think the sign printer must have worked for the local grocery store.  They quite frequently had "fresh" apple's.

That reminds me of an episode of Friends where Joey doesn't know how to use air quotes correctly.


My son's school's official handbook that contains all of their policies and such uses the "word" irregardless.   :P

We had a family friend who was from a country where English is not the native the native language.  He came from a rather wealthy family so he was sent to a school that taught very precise English, however he could not grasp air quotes.  He would use the proper quotes using one, two and three fingers.  I'm not sure he ever really got it, but he was very entertaining.

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2011, 02:01:09 PM »
At one company I worked at, the receptionist once took a phone message for a VP to have him return a call to a Mr. Rocksand, ASAP. Fortunately, the VP knew that the person he was to call back was his wife, Roxanne!

Not quite on topic: I had a project last year that had me combing through oil and gas leases from the 1890s on up. I found one in which the female half of the couple - I swear, I am not making this up - was named Rocksann.
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2011, 01:20:38 AM »
My sister told me about a patient information handout she was given for after a colonoscopy.  According to the sheet she was to eat more "ruffage."

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2011, 01:31:48 AM »
My sister told me about a patient information handout she was given for after a colonoscopy.  According to the sheet she was to eat more "ruffage."

Are you sure she didn't go to a veternarian? 

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2011, 05:57:46 AM »
Few weeks ago a chip shop near where I work had a special of God and chips. Divine lunch?
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #72 on: August 12, 2011, 11:09:42 PM »
One of our ICU conference rooms has been under "rennovation" for a few weeks.

The most awesome thing our city newspaper has ever printed (this was several years ago) was a big, bold headline that included the word "public". Problem was, they omitted the "L".........

I think it made the Jay Leno show.

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #73 on: August 15, 2011, 03:00:00 PM »
The HR department at my plant sends out messages with the most appalling grammar and sentence structure that I have ever seen.  Sometimes I have to read them 4-5 times just to figure out what they are talking about.  It actually embarrasses me...at least they are all internal.  (I'd post examples, but I still work here, lol)

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #74 on: August 16, 2011, 09:48:47 AM »
Not as bad as some here...

Back in June, DD's school sent home a list of special summer activies (field trips and special guests such as story tellers). One trip has the notation "weather permitted". Shouldn't that be "weather permitting"? :-\
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