Entries Tagged as 'spelling and grammar police'
This is a special note indeed. The idiosyncratic spelling, spacing, and bolding are fascinating — and I love how the third sentence is so rhetorical it doesn’t even deserve a question mark. I think what I enjoy most, however, is the after-the-fact realization that the desired action here just wasn’t quite explicit enough.
(Thanks to Molly in Washington, D.C. for submitting!)
related: The needy little dishwasher
Tags: D.C. · dishes · dishwasher · kitchen · office · spelling and grammar police · that's disrespectful · You call that punctuation?
(From Midgy in Madison, Wisconsin.)
related: With 17 roommates, it could have been worse
Tags: CAPS LOCK · dishes · not-so-veiled threats · p.s. · rhetorical question · roommates · sarcasm · spelling and grammar police · TL;DR · Wisconsin
I’m guessing it would look nothing like this note:
(just click to enlarge.)
Tags: dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · kitchen · office · rhetorical question · smiley · spelling and grammar police
This important safety message is brought to you from an anonymous worker at a call center in Toronto.
Tags: attire · danger · e-mail · kitchen · office · spelling and grammar police · Toronto
(Charlie in Los Angeles did not eat your lunch.)
Tags: excessive underlining · group bitchfest · Los Angeles · office · office fridge · smartass · smiley · spelling and grammar police · stealing
My personal favorite from Sara’s oh-so-delightful Office Sign Project.
Tags: garbage · neighbors · spelling and grammar police
Maybe it’s the manic use of ellipses and exclamation points, but this note makes me extremely uncomfortable.
Says submitter Erica in New York City, “As bad as it can get in the ladies’, I’ve been told the men’s bathroom is even worse.”
Tags: "helpful" advice · bathroom · bullet points · Comic Sans Alert · ellipses-crazed · exclamation-point happy!!!! · hygiene · New York · office · spelling and grammar police · toilet
(from an anonymous submitter in Maryland.)
Tags: "helpful" advice · exclamation-point happy!!!! · illness · kitchen · Maryland · office · spelling and grammar police
In her defense, Eeka says there were three to four empty spaces available in front of her house when this note was left — two of which she shoveled out herself.
Tags: Boston · excessive underlining · parking · spelling and grammar police · your/you're
This exercise in redundancy is brought to us by Erika in Los Angeles. It’s like the note-writer couldn’t decide which tactic would be most effective and just opted for all of the above.
Tags: "helpful" advice · bullet points · excessive underlining · food · guilt trip · high on highlighter · Los Angeles · not-so-veiled threats · office · office fridge · pleasantries as afterthought · spelling and grammar police · stealing