If there were ever a time to hold your red pen…

August 6th, 2010 · 111 comments

Spelling & Grammar Nazis…not necessarily known for compassion and self-restraint. Sure, maybe there is “a time for every matter under heaven” — but maybe this isn’t wasn’t the best time to point out your superior knowledge of homophones?

thanks but I don't really think that was necessary. I hope you get the point that she died.

(Thanks to Robin in Las Vegas for submitting.)

related: “Domestic violence isn’t cool but neither is keeping us all awake.”

FILED UNDER: a little insensitive · Comic Sans Alert · most popular notes of 2010 · thanks (but not really)


111 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jonathan

    Wonder if that coworker left me some Outback bread in their will?

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   C

    I’m far more offended by the use of Comic Sans than the typo.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:44 pm   rating: 120  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   zenvelo

      if the dear departed was the office jokester, they should have used “Sans Comic”.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm   rating: 63  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   FeRD bang

      Not to mention the awkward grammar used in the last line. “A service will not be held” is not only shorter and simpler, it sounds far more natural.

      …Well, if it’s natural for you to go around discussing deceased co-workers and friends who don’t even rate a funeral. (How sad!)

      Aug 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Gail

      But they had used that wording, it would have been passive voice.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Gail

      The bad grammar bothers me too, though it’s unlikely I would have expressed my feelings on the sign.

      Incidentally, it occurred to me that “past” might be a legitimate though uncommon past tense of “pass” (similar to “dreamt” but I looked in a few online dictionaries, and didn’t find anything to confirm that.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   spoko

      It’s passive voice either way. In neither construction is there any mention of the agent who will (or will not) be holding a service. Now if they struck the word “held” from the note, that would be different. But it’s almost like they were going out of their way to make it passive.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 7:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   park rose bang

      “Past”, as in, “She walked past the house”, is a preposition. It can also be an adverb or an adjective, and even a noun. It doesn’t have a past tense, because it isn’t a verb. However, it sounds almost identical to “passed”, and both ideas deal with movement, so I think it is easy to confuse the two.

      Oh, and Spoko, James Bond just wasn’t available.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 8:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   The voice of... James Mason

      I would have preferred Wingdings, myself…

      Aug 7, 2010 at 10:08 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Autumn

      Well, to be fair, Comic Sans isn’t nearly as cute and endearing as people seem to think it is. I applaud this anonymous sign-maker for attempting to put Comic Sans in its place as the font of tragedy and grief.

      (The spelling correction IS obnoxious, but on the other hand, could you put a little thought into the announcement of someone’s death, perhaps?)

      Aug 7, 2010 at 10:47 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   Canthz_B bang

      FeRD, I’d have gone with “No services will be held.”

      “Service” sounds like a meal.

      Either way, I’m free of yet another social occasion this co-worker and friend failed to invite me to.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   aaa bang

      The use of Comic Sans was simply an attempt to cheer people up in their time of grief. Not that it’s an effective attempt or anything.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   Canthz_B bang

      Rose, Agent Orange has had a hand in many funerals. ;-)

      Aug 8, 2010 at 12:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   shwonline bang

      This is a rare sighting of the far less commonly used Tragic Sans. It’s related to Comic Sans and sometimes it’s difficult to recognize the fine line between them.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 10:08 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   fu

      the I hate comic sans meme is getting a little old –> it’s probably time it goes the way of “was fucking delicious”

      Aug 8, 2010 at 10:15 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.14   Kate

      I’ll stop hating Comic Sans when people stop using it indiscriminately.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.15   Madrias

      I’ll stop hating Comic Sans when people stop using it.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.16   Odious

      Yeah, the last sentence is the worse of the two. (In English, the last word is superfluous; it’s a dangling modifier. Unless you were hoping to go to a “service held”).

      In my local-yokel DMV there’s a sign that says “Please wait here in this line here if you want service done”.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 1:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.17   Limeliberator bang

      I think it’s gauche to post a death notice in ANY font.. I mean couldn’t they just photo copy the obit from the news paper? HAHA they used RED lettering… Personally, I would want people to use the CHILLER font for MY death notice.. Sorry for their loss but, hey, at least they didn’t use clip art, right? Now THAT would have been tasteless.

      Aug 10, 2010 at 12:56 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.18   Canthz_B bang

      I dunno…a nice zombie, or a mummy with arms outstretched might lighten the mood a bit!!

      Aug 10, 2010 at 1:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Nack

    No, I’m sorry. Red lettering doesn’t allow me to get the point, particularly if it’s improperly communicated. She what again? Passed gas? Past the mile-marker?

    Poor creature, had no service either. Not so dear…

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   MizM

    May her memry be a blessing and a sourse of comfert to u all.

    (hee hee, driving you crazy, isn’t it…)

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Anon Man

    When I die, I want this to happen, so that someone can write: “you defile his memory with your poor grammar. “

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Citric

      Or perhaps “You defile his memory with your poor font choice.”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 1:03 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   v

    “passed away” is a stupid euphemism.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   anglophile bang

      Agreed. I much prefer “bought the farm”.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Dell

      “kicked the bucket”

      Aug 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   zanie

      “takin’ a dirt nap”

      Aug 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Catburglar

      “Sank the 8 ball.”

      Aug 6, 2010 at 11:03 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      “getting fitted for wings and a halo”
      or…”pushing up daisies” for the non-religious.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 11:34 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   rob

      “Assumed room temperature”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 1:52 am   rating: 66  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   moogie

      finally quit (or resigned from) this stupid job?

      Aug 7, 2010 at 3:23 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   lownote

      “Joined the choir invisible”.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 6:47 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   H for Toy

      “Gone to the big Grammar Nazi convention in the sky”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 8:07 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   Margot

      “Pushing up daisies”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 8:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   anglophile bang

      “feeding the worms”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 9:46 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.12   infant tyrone bang

      “undertookwent a 180 degree change in entropic direction ”

      nod to rob…. “went ambient”

      “popped the last (ultimate?) Ambien”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 9:53 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.13   Nahhh bang

      “Bit the dust”
      “Bit the big one”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.14   TheOldSchool bang

      breathing challenged

      Aug 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.15   MAMARILLA2 bang

      For the gamers out there..”Reached the next level.”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.16   falimako

      “extinct”
      “living challenged”
      “has gone into the fertilizer business”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.17   wright1

      “has gone ahead”

      @MAMARILLA2: “broken through the level cap”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.18   Canthz_B bang

      All better than “expired”.

      George Carlin wondered why the “expired” person couldn’t be renewed like a library card.

      “Checked out”…which reminds one of library books. I should take the hint and get back to reading more, huh?

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:09 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.19   aaa bang

      “Ceased ATP production”

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:15 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.20   Madrias

      Game Over

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.21   Canthz_B bang

      If the deceased croaked, would they open the casket?

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.22   MAMARILLA2 bang

      “The fat lady has sung.”

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.23   shwonline bang

      “Discovered the cake is a lie”

      Aug 8, 2010 at 10:10 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.24   Awesome Possum bang

      Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, Demised, departed And defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God’s way of saying, “Slow down.” To check out. To shuffle off this mortal coil. To head for the happy hunting ground. To blink for an exceptionally long period of time. To find oneself without breath. To be the incredible decaying man. Worm buffet. Kick the bucket. Buy the farm. Take the cab. Cash in your chips. And if we bury you ass up, I have got a place to park my bike.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.25   Clumber

      Pining for the fjords.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 8:17 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.26   lily

      “cashed chips”

      Aug 9, 2010 at 9:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.27   Lena Moar

      “I am sublimating”

      Aug 9, 2010 at 10:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.28   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      Put out to pasture.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   debkatz

    So…was it a “co-worker” or “friend” who corrected the note? And if she was “dear”, why no service? These questions and more on a very special “Real Stupid House Wives of Las Vegas”.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   xeromage

    I find the entire note unnecessary. Terribly un-classy.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   moogie

      no service (and no explanation of why not)? that’s the saddest part about it.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 3:21 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Este

    The correction, “Passed”, uses an unnecessary capital letter. It’s just replacing one sin with another.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   peach

    is was this the best time to point out your double negative in the intro?

    Aug 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   infant tyrone bang

      I’m not nonplussed wrt your lack of an initializing capital letter,
      but please don’t think that I’m not understanding where you do think
      the double negative is located.
      The negative in “isn’t wasn’t” isn’t plural, only the tense is.

      Hope all of your Dear Friends and Co-workers do well in the future.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   peach

      It was a joke dude, calm down.

      p.s. Is wrt a word?

      Aug 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   bowloftoast bang

      …STOP! Grammar time…

      Aug 7, 2010 at 3:30 am   rating: 59  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   infant tyrone bang

      peach,
      I hoped it was a joke… glad it was.
      Mine was (just) an extension/elaboration. “Wrt” is an abbreviation.
      I like independent clauses to stop at the right hand edge when convenient.
      You know, dragons ‘n’ all.

      Typing out “with respect to” would have pushed it over the edge.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 7:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   anglophile bang

      I’m formulating a theory that states: “In a thread in which the initial post is a joke, and it is answered with a joke in a similar vein, the likelihood that the original poster will take offense at the response and completely fail to grasp that the respondent is just carrying on the joke is inversely proportional to the quality of humor in the original joke and directly proportional to the quality of humor in the response.”

      Anyone have any supporting/dissenting data?

      Aug 7, 2010 at 9:53 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   infant tyrone bang

      Wrt the ‘Glo Hypothesis, I shall recuse myself, at least for the present.
      I probably should have recused myself many times in the past.
      If this works out, I may do it again sometime in the future.
      Hope this doesn’t make anyone too, well, tense.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 10:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   eslinger bang

      I wish I could thumb bot’s “…STOP! Grammar time…” more than once. I shot Honey Nut Cheerios and milk through my nose. AND it’s my birthday. Thanks, bowloftoast!

      Aug 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   Madrias

      How does one get Cheerios out their nose? Always wanted to try that.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   Canthz_B bang

      Wtf? Wrt? Jfgi!

      Aug 8, 2010 at 1:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.10   eslinger bang

      Madrias, the Cheerios had become soggy from the milk. I have no tonsils or adenoids, so if I happen to laugh mid-swallow, whatever I am eating or drinking inevitably comes out via my nose. I’ve been dealing with it since my tonsillectomy (at age 12), so I should know better than to eat or drink while reading PAN. Bowloftoast reminded me of that. ;)

      Aug 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   People Person

    …though I appreciate mentioning the exact time of her death so we can have a moment of silence next year.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Canthz_B bang

      I think the date and time were posted for very practical reasons:

      1) Who won the office pool?

      B) Feel free to play 7-29-10-4-15 in the Pick-5 lottery.

      We are talking about Vegas after all.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Janellionaire

    “Our dear co-worker,” past/passed, and the whole last sentence is the real tragedy here. How is it that so many people don’t know or care how to use the English language? This is why I encourage reading in my children. 90% of what I know about writing comes from having read so much as a child. If you are always SEEING it done right, you can’t help but have some of it rub off on you.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   much to my chagrin

      For the record, I don’t recommend rubbing off on children.

      Aug 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   MizM

      The writer may also be a non-native speaker.

      I bet their English is better than your Tagalog or Chinese or Spanish or whatever their native language is.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   eslinger bang

      I bet Janellionaire’s not writing notes about deceased co-workers in Tagalog or Chinese or Spanish, either.

      When in doubt about your spelling or grammar, ask a co-worker or friend to check it over before sending it out. One who is preferably not past his/her expiration date.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Sue Do Nim bang

      You encourage reading in your children?
      That’s gotta hurt!

      Aug 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   pylgrim

    “Hi. I came back from the grave just to correct the hideous grammar in your note which almost upturned my coffin. Great, now I have a craving for brains. (Don’t worry, you’re safe.)”

    Aug 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   much to my chagrin

    Reminds me think of The Simpsons episode where Moe is doing something or other and he has the “no funeral” sign on his back. This whole note deserves a sad trombone.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   eslinger bang

      Better than a rusty trombone…

      Aug 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Kay

    But where’s the sad face clip art?

    Aug 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Pterosaur

    “Old Ellen Elaine Evelyn in Accounting snuffed it yesterday. Her friends are too cheap to hold a funeral. Please join me at her desk this afternoon for the ceremonial scavenging of office supplies.”

    Aug 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Flaboy2425

    It could have been worse. They could have used Curls or Jokester font.

    Aug 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   EARL HAMSHER

    If ever I am the subject of an incorrectly worded death announcement I would want the correction.

    Aug 7, 2010 at 12:31 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Pops

      You are currently the subject of lots of death rumors yourownself. Why don’t you come back to the RRR and correct them?

      Aug 13, 2010 at 11:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   spoko

    My favorite part of the whole note is the serious passive aggression in the response to the response. It’s almost like they’re blaming the grammar nazi for the dear co-worker’s death.

    Aug 7, 2010 at 8:03 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   KarenW

    I think that the note itself is in far worse taste than the correction that came later. 1. Comic Sans! 2. Colored ink! 3. A grammar mistake that could be caught by a 10 year old! This has to be the most horribly undignified death notice I’ve ever seen. No wonder people felt free to scribble on it.

    Aug 7, 2010 at 10:16 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Madrias

      I’d use spray paint, though, not pen.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   TeacherLady

    I used to have a phone number that was one number off from Sunrise Funeral Home. I got many calls and most of the people would accept that they got the wrong number. I always tried to remember that they were bereaved and I tried to treat them with kindness and respect.

    I did get a call once that was pretty unbelievable and I behaved somewhat badly.
    Caller(C): Is this Sunrise Funeral Home?
    Me(M): I’m sorry, you have the wrong number.
    C: Are you sure?
    M: Yes, this is not Sunrise Funeral Home, their number is 555-5555, you dialed 554-5555.
    C: So this isn’t Sunrise Funeral Home.
    M: No, it isn’t, you dialed the wrong number.
    C: Are you really sure?
    M: Let me check the closet for corpses, but I’m fairly sure.

    Aug 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Canthz_B bang

      I just don’t like the name Sunrise Funeral Home.

      Sunrise Birthing Center maybe but, after all is said and done, Sunset Funeral Home would be more appropriate.

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:34 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   TeacherLady

      I always thought it was an odd name too. I even called them once to make sure all those wrong dialers had the right name. Sure enough, it was Sunrise Funeral Home.

      Maybe it’s for people you can’t wait to get out of your life. She’s dead, the sun can rise again! Wouldn’t that be passive aggressive :o)

      Aug 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   wright1

      Don’t feel too bad, TeacherLady. I think you responded with humor and patience (with just a pinch of sarcasm) to a really stupid question.

      MAD’s Al Jaffee, who came up with the “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” feature, would be pleased.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Noelegy

      In a town which I pass through on my way to visit my parents, there is a funeral home known as Slay Memorial. Seriously.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 10:59 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   telecomladyj

      How about driving by “Flesher Funeral Home” everyday to and from work? Always made me think of zombies for some reason. *shudder*

      I’m sure it’s not intentional since it seems usually the name of the funeral home is the family name of who owns/operates it. Still very weird though.

      Aug 18, 2010 at 9:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Canthz_B bang

    I’d like a nice funeral…but I’ll haunt the fuck out of anyone who puts together a “Home-Going” for me.
    And there will be Hell to pay if I look up down and even see a set of bagpipes!!

    Aug 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Madrias

      I’ll bring the air horns instead, then…

      Aug 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Canthz_B bang

      Now that’s what I call a departy! :-D

      Aug 8, 2010 at 12:06 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Cheryl

      Don’t worry, I reserved a vuvuzela player for the occasion. Nothing but the best.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 2:06 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Canthz_B bang

      No, please don’t sing! :lol:

      Aug 8, 2010 at 2:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   lily

    Actually, I think it becomes disrespectful to the deceased person to write someone has “past away” (with or without the comic sans!). It looks dumb and frivolous. I can understand why that person made the correction, but in turn, it makes him/her look petty and nitpicky (hence the rebuttal). Of course the best way to handle this would have been to go to the notice writer and point out the error. But then we’d have no passive-aggressive notes!

    Aug 9, 2010 at 10:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Noelegy

    This Grammar and Spelling Nazi would have restrained herself in this particular instance. I am relieved, however, that the sign does not read, “They’re is not going to be a service held.”

    Aug 9, 2010 at 10:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Jeremy

    If I died and my workplace put out a note in comic sans I would come back from the grave just to beat the crap out of the manager who wrote it. Also, the whole “there will not be a service held” seems a bit cold. Almost like “someone here died, and that’s sad, but we still have deadlines people so no mourning.”

    Aug 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Tenderblog » Return back stold purse

    [...] are stold purses and naturally, spelling nazis. Naturally, these two mix like double negatives and no respect for other people’s tragedies… Seen on Leavenworth between Eddy and [...]

    Aug 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Bren

    If I’m correct in assuming this was an office job, check out the time of death. 4.15pm on a Thursday. I don’t think a notice was necessary if half the office witnessed it happening.

    Aug 19, 2010 at 7:53 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   zacksback

    At my funeral, I want lots of Led Zeppelin played. Although ‘Stairway to Heaven’ will probably not be appropriate.

    Aug 19, 2010 at 10:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Divvitar

    Hukt ahn Fawnix stryks agin. Wi hav too jenerashuns ov peepull hoo kant spel.

    Aug 19, 2010 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Rebecca Haden

    I see your point, of course, but was it really respectful to post a notice like that? I’m with KarenW on this one. The handwritten correction was bad, but replacing this notice with something more tasteful would have been a kindness.

    Aug 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Carrie

    Reminds me of the time a student turned in an essay pouring her heart out about her friend’s mother who had recently “pasted away…”

    Oh, yes, I did fix that…it’s my job!

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   FeRD bang

      Sounds like mom picked the wrong week to not stop sniffing glue!

      Sep 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Simon

    If the deceased was a Grammar-Nazi herself, then it could be a touching gesture.

    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Lauren-Noelle

    Ahh, but you left a fine time for corrections here: “maybe this isn’t wasn’t the best.” <= You see the word that failed to be removed, whichever one it is. (I root for removing "isn't.") :-) ;-)

    Feb 17, 2011 at 2:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   ViviWannabe

    It’s “a time to every purpose under heaven.” Sorry, but misquoted lyrics are kind of a pet peeve of mine.

    Mar 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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