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 Post subject: Re: Pedants of the World (or the CBB) unite!
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2017, 19:38 
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cal562301 wrote:
In job adverts, why can't the copywriters spell stationery?

I've lost count of the number of adverts I've seen with the incorrect spelling. Often alongside a claim that the job requires a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy, which somehow makes it worse! :roll:


Perhaps they really are looking for a clerk who can't move....


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 Post subject: Re: Pedants of the World (or the CBB) unite!
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 14:15 
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cal562301 wrote:
In job adverts, why can't the copywriters spell stationery?

I've lost count of the number of adverts I've seen with the incorrect spelling. Often alongside a claim that the job requires a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy, which somehow makes it worse! :roll:


Perhaps to be successful a candidate needs to submit a corrected advertisement with their job application?


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 Post subject: Re: Pedants of the World (or the CBB) unite!
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 16:05 
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bythebrook wrote:
Perhaps to be successful a candidate needs to submit a corrected advertisement with their job application?

What an excellent idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Pedants of the World (or the CBB) unite!
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 18:23 
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cestina wrote:
bythebrook wrote:
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...


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 Post subject: Re: Pedants of the World (or the CBB) unite!
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2017, 11:23 
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roversgirl wrote:
cestina wrote:
bythebrook wrote:
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! :lol:) 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

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 Post subject: Re: Pedants of the World (or the CBB) unite!
PostPosted: 22 Apr 2017, 13:34 
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Saw a sign yesterday in John Lewis -

Toilets upstairs on gentlemen's suits

Conjures up a lovely picture of a pile of suits and a loo on the top!

(lowering the tone!)


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 Post subject: Re: Pedants of the World (or the CBB) unite!
PostPosted: 22 Apr 2017, 15:30 
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ivohenry wrote:
Saw a sign yesterday in John Lewis -

Toilets upstairs on gentlemen's suits

Conjures up a lovely picture of a pile of suits and a loo on the top!

(lowering the tone!)

Thanks for making me laugh out loud, ivohenry.

Yesterday I overheard a computer clip about Mr Trump's being surveilled. Hopefully he is no longer under surveillance now that he is president.

What an ugly verb! It has apparently been around since the 1960s. Please tell me that we don't use it in British English!

Apologies to those of you on the board who live the other side of The Pond!

Not sure if this is the right thread to make the above comment. Perhaps it should go in the Whinges one! :lol:


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