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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2011, 10:14:06 AM »
I once worked for a large employer that had branch offices all over the place. These ranged from large multi-story office buildings to two-person holes-in-the-wall in some strip mall. For many staff, there was a need to come into the office on evenings & weekends, so someone decided that it wold be a good idea to send out a memo on after-hours building safety.

One suggestion, in those pre-cell phone days, was that if you worked in a building that had elevators, you should use only the elevator,  not the stairs. The idea was that elevators were equipped with emergency alarms and/or phones, so you could summon help, instead of lying overnight in a stairwell after you slipped & broke your leg. 

What they wrote: Only use elevators in buildings equipped with elevators.

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2011, 10:21:43 AM »
I once worked for a large employer that had branch offices all over the place. These ranged from large multi-story office buildings to two-person holes-in-the-wall in some strip mall. For many staff, there was a need to come into the office on evenings & weekends, so someone decided that it wold be a good idea to send out a memo on after-hours building safety.

One suggestion, in those pre-cell phone days, was that if you worked in a building that had elevators, you should use only the elevator,  not the stairs. The idea was that elevators were equipped with emergency alarms and/or phones, so you could summon help, instead of lying overnight in a stairwell after you slipped & broke your leg. 

What they wrote: Only use elevators in buildings equipped with elevators.

Elevators in buildings without elevators are a trap.

The elevator is a lie!
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2011, 10:29:23 AM »
This last election, a local politician sent out a mass mailing telling one and all that he will "reign in spending".

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #78 on: August 16, 2011, 02:54:17 PM »
Elevators in buildings without elevators are a trap.

The elevator is a lie!

That reminds me of a notice on the wall in a library I used to go to - "In the event of a fire, do not use elevator"

It was a one-story building. :D
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #79 on: August 16, 2011, 04:00:58 PM »
This last election, a local politician sent out a mass mailing telling one and all that he will "reign in spending".

Mistake?  Or truth in advertising?   ;)

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #80 on: August 16, 2011, 09:54:32 PM »
I once worked for a large employer that had branch offices all over the place. These ranged from large multi-story office buildings to two-person holes-in-the-wall in some strip mall. For many staff, there was a need to come into the office on evenings & weekends, so someone decided that it wold be a good idea to send out a memo on after-hours building safety.

One suggestion, in those pre-cell phone days, was that if you worked in a building that had elevators, you should use only the elevator,  not the stairs. The idea was that elevators were equipped with emergency alarms and/or phones, so you could summon help, instead of lying overnight in a stairwell after you slipped & broke your leg. 

What they wrote: Only use elevators in buildings equipped with elevators.

Elevators in buildings without elevators are a trap.

The elevator is a lie!

*snort*

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #81 on: August 19, 2011, 03:08:34 PM »
I got one the other day, from the phone company that starts with a V, who also offers television and internet.  My apt complex is wired for their services, and frequently we get flyers with special offers for us apt. dwellers.  So I come home and there's one on my door.  with a sticker listing the reps name and phone #, with three arrows drawn towards it, so as not to miss who to call.  Then, scribbled on it, was "lotsa free stuff"  I kid you not.  Some other scribbling as well, but I wasn' able to read it. 

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2011, 01:05:36 AM »
This last election, a local politician sent out a mass mailing telling one and all that he will "reign in spending".

Mistake?  Or truth in advertising?   ;)

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2011, 01:24:19 AM »
I was watching a movie tonight and -although I've seen it a million times and read it at least twice that  >:( and only now realised that Interpol promises "sever" punishments for video piracy.

Really? In a warning seen millions of times, there's a typo?

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2011, 11:38:11 AM »
I was watching a movie tonight and -although I've seen it a million times and read it at least twice that  >:( and only now realised that Interpol promises "sever" punishments for video piracy.

Really? In a warning seen millions of times, there's a typo?

Maybe they mean that if they catch you they'll cut off one of your body parts?   :)

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2011, 12:49:54 PM »
This might date me a little but in our school computer lab we had a microfiche reader.  On the wall in big letters above the machine was: MICRO-FISH

Not sure if it was a joke or not.

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2011, 12:53:54 PM »
This might date me a little but in our school computer lab we had a microfiche reader.  On the wall in big letters above the machine was: MICRO-FISH

Not sure if it was a joke or not.
Did it also have pictures of itty-bitty trout?  *runs away giggling*
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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2011, 12:58:19 PM »
This might date me a little but in our school computer lab we had a microfiche reader.  On the wall in big letters above the machine was: MICRO-FISH

Not sure if it was a joke or not.
Did it also have pictures of itty-bitty trout?  *runs away giggling*

Actually...it did after I drew them on a sticky note and put it up on the machine. 

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2011, 01:12:29 PM »
This might date me a little but in our school computer lab we had a microfiche reader.  On the wall in big letters above the machine was: MICRO-FISH

Not sure if it was a joke or not.
Did it also have pictures of itty-bitty trout?  *runs away giggling*

Actually...it did after I drew them on a sticky note and put it up on the machine.

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Re: Management notices and hilariously bad spelling/grammar
« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2011, 03:45:55 PM »
I once worked for a large employer that had branch offices all over the place. These ranged from large multi-story office buildings to two-person holes-in-the-wall in some strip mall. For many staff, there was a need to come into the office on evenings & weekends, so someone decided that it wold be a good idea to send out a memo on after-hours building safety.

One suggestion, in those pre-cell phone days, was that if you worked in a building that had elevators, you should use only the elevator,  not the stairs. The idea was that elevators were equipped with emergency alarms and/or phones, so you could summon help, instead of lying overnight in a stairwell after you slipped & broke your leg. 

What they wrote: Only use elevators in buildings equipped with elevators.

Elevators in buildings without elevators are a trap.

The elevator is a lie!

I can handle that, as long as there's cake  ;D
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