Entries Tagged as 'spelling and grammar police'
September 30th, 2012 · 67 Comments
Emily in Texas remembers her parents being convinced she was most uncouth child ever born — they even sent her to etiquette school to clean up her act. Well, she got a rude reminder of those days when she found this birthday card in the back of her closet.
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Tags: birthday · etiquette · Moms & Dads · spelling and grammar police · Texas
Travis in Minnesota says this note was dropped in his mailbox by some anonymous neighbor who had apparently been fixated on watching him build his backyard deck.
“I was surprised that anyone noticed, let alone went through the trouble to write a full-page complaint,” Travis says. “However, he’s right in that, as one person working on the occasional free night and on weekends, it did take me a full year to complete the project.”
Adds Travis: “I think the strangest part of the note is the challenge to my masculinity. I’m glad that someone finally told me that it’s more manly to pay for someone to do a job for you than to do it yourself. Here I was, all this time, thinking it was just the opposite. Boy, is my face red!”
P.S. If you’re curious, here’s a photo of the deck. I think it’s quite nice.
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Tags: crazypants · just an asshole · just kidding! · Minnesota · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · nonsensical spacing · signed with love · spelling and grammar police · unsolicited feedback · WTF? · your/you're
Recognizing its greatness, Kori in San Diego says her neighbor had this letter framed; it’s now held a place of honor in the garage for more than a decade.
(Just click the photo to enlarge.)
related: Some advice on holding a Garage Sale
Tags: garage sale · guilt trip · high on highlighter · San Diego · spelling and grammar police · unsolicited feedback
Everyone’s favorite landlord, Thanx Garry, is back! This time, he’s here to reassure his residents that he’s determined to keep them safe from the epidemic of bug-eyed book-learnin’ types currently ravaging the globe.
P.S. I’m so happy this picture exists:
related: Really, Garry, you had me at “plese.”
Tags: landlords and property managers · malapropisms · most popular notes of 2012 · Seattle · spelling and grammar police
Pat in London works for a large office, where, unfortunately for the many java addicts on staff, the coffeemaker has a habit of breaking down. Also, Pat says, “It’s an advertising agency, so there are lots of grammar pedants.” The result?
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Tags: coffee · London · note wars · office · smartass · spelling and grammar police
Co-win-cidentally, these two notes were submitted within minutes of each other. (In my mind, both seem to demand being read with a kindergartner’s lisp.)
Stacey in Alexandria, Virginia spotted this almost-haiku in a high school hallway:
Meanwhile, this (just slightly) f-ed up display comes from an office kitchen in New York City:
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Tags: cleaning · clip art catastrophe · noise · spelling and grammar police
Writes Mrs. McMahon in Melbourne, Australia: “One of the students in my class decided to make a a big card for World Teachers Day and have it signed by all her peers in our grade. When I read this message, I could not stop laughing.”
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Tags: Australia · kids · Melbourne · schools & teachers · your/you're
Writes Heather in Kentucky: “I keep a basket of candy on my desk, but after having my candy basket completely cleaned out during the night shift on several occasions, I started locking it in my boss’s office overnight.”
A few mornings later, she arrived at her desk to find this oh-so-thoughtful note from one sugar-deprived night-shift worker.
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Tags: "helpful" advice · candy · Kentucky · office · your/you're
Various religious-themed notes have been popping up all over our submitter’s workplace in Phoenix, Arizona. “Several co-workers have found these messages in their offices, stuck in between papers, and written on whiteboards,” she says, but so far no one has come forward to claim authorship.
One of most recent notes showed up in the office kitchen one morning.
Another note turned up beside it sometime after lunch.
related: There you go, bringing Him into it again.
Tags: God · irregular capitalization · office · Phoenix · smiley · spelling and grammar police · your/you're
September 28th, 2011 · 31 Comments
The sign to the left was posted by the boss at an office in Oneonta, New York. (Adds our submitter: “He claims the spelling was autocorrected by Word.”)
Without even getting into the finer points of what might constitute a “hostile work environment,” I think it’s safe to say that encouraging your employees to commit suicide isn’t the best management technique.
(Of course, some managers might disagree.)
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Tags: a little insensitive · crazy boss · die bitch die · more aggressive than passive · New York · now that's management · rebuttals · recycling · spelling and grammar police · that's irresponsible