Perhaps to be successful a candidate needs to submit a corrected advertisement with their job application?
What an excellent idea!
I actually seriously considered pointing out two faults in an application last night...
I've often been tempted, though I've never had the nerve to do it.
I had an interesting discussion with some friends of mine yesterday, twin sisters and the husband of one of the sisters. (I was going to write 'one of the sister's husbands', but then I doubted where the apostrophe should go. Would be interested to know whether others think I got it right!
) The husband is my age and the twins are 3 years younger than us.
The husband was talking about how important correct grammar, spelling, etc was and the twins were accusing him of pedantism. So, I said that I agreed with him. I was then told that I should side with the twins because of feminine solidarity!
That's the first time I've been (albeit jokingly) accused of sexism in relation to caring about the proper use of our beautiful language. The twins seemed to think that men generally made a fuss about this than women.
I don't agree. Nor is it an age thing.
Maybe I should invite my friends to take a look at this thread. I know that the majority of CBB members are female, but there's still plenty of evidence that both men and women care about English usage.
Edited to remove a surplus word