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  • I may be nit-picking but . . . . .

    . . . . .this is how you spell brooch.

    I've lost count of the times I've seen it spelt 'broach' - even on jewellery stalls which imho looks really unprofessional.
    Kate
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    Completely agree, now I must go and finish my pendunts...
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    • #3
      Completely agree, must get on with Goats Milk Soap:-)

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      • #4
        Spelling and grammar is always a bone of contention, only last week noticed the cricketers names on their shirts are now all in lower case, so lazy and what lesson does it send to children it is a well known fact, or should be, that names always start with a capital letter, the same for I when one is talking about oneself not i. If I hit on a website with this sort of English I avoid as what does it say about the products?

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        • #5
          Pleese, pleese, dont get me started on this! A big payne in the backsyde four me is pour spelling, bad grammer and the yuse of the little i when torking about oneself.

          Seriously, I find it embarrassing (not for me but the owner) when I see websites with spelling errors, typos, etc - there is no excuse whatsoever and, dare I say it, gives a bad name to whatever profession is being represented by the website. Nobody's perfect, I know, but come on, there are so many tools to help us with our work there is not excuse for perpetuating errors.

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          • #6
            Have to say I cringe daily as I drive past a sign offering "trees prooned" - tempted to go down in the dead of night and correct the spelling!!
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            • #7
              Many moons ago I worked for a company that sent an end-of-day telex (yes a telex, but later we used emails) to our American office. One UK guy, who was great at his job but his spelling was the pits, sent a message about a company he was dealing with who were messing him around, delaying signing a contract, etc - his message said 'I am running out of patients' - something the NHS would like to be able to say I am sure!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by CatkinJane View Post
                Have to say I cringe daily as I drive past a sign offering "trees prooned" - tempted to go down in the dead of night and correct the spelling!!
                Good idea and leave a dictionary with the sign, where were they educated or not as the case may be.

                A thing that concerns me is when they go to University and cannot string a sentence together in correct English, beggars belief how they passed the exams in the first place or is it just a case that you no longer have to be the cream of the cream to have a University place? must admit if the tv interviews are anything to go by no you just turn up as it is your right!!! Oh the good old days when you earned the right to something not that it was your right with little or no effort.
                Last edited by Caroleecrafts; 14-07-2011, 04:34 PM.

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                • #9
                  Well. I'd say it all depends on how you broach the subject.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Critchley View Post
                    Well. I'd say it all depends on how you broach the subject.
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                    • #11
                      Oh deer, oh deer
                      One craft project, like one cookie, is never enough!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Caroleecrafts View Post
                        Good idea and leave a dictionary with the sign, where were they educated or not as the case may be.

                        A thing that concerns me is when they go to University and cannot string a sentence together in correct English, beggars belief how they passed the exams in the first place or is it just a case that you no longer have to be the cream of the cream to have a University place? must admit if the tv interviews are anything to go by no you just turn up as it is your right!!! Oh the good old days when you earned the right to something not that it was your right with little or no effort.
                        Not so good Caroline. I passed for the Grammar School two years on the trot but failed the oral cos Daddys income was not high enough. The Head of my old school informed my parents that this was the case. I prob. wouldn't have been happy among all those little snobs anyway. lol
                        At least that can't happen these days.
                        Last edited by Critchley; 14-07-2011, 05:05 PM.
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                        • #13
                          They probably still can't spell Carol - so their loss is your gain
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                          • #14
                            I'm a bit of a grammar/spelling pedant myself and I've lost count of the number of times I have to correct my 9yr old niece (her grammar is non existent) Her mum tells me it's because they don't push grammar and spelling at school, they are more concerned with what they say than how they say it. Not so sure I share that sentiment myself!
                            Poor spelling/grammar on forums etc doesn't bother me quite so much (I make typos all the time because I can't type as quick as my brain thinks !) but on signs for example, it drives me potty!
                            And don't even get me started on Americanisms.....
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Galls View Post
                              Poor spelling/grammar on forums etc doesn't bother me quite so much (I make typos all the time because I can't type as quick as my brain thinks !) but on signs for example, it drives me potty!
                              And don't even get me started on Americanisms.....
                              I so agree, Americanisms - we have to use the Z because it is underused - look what they have done to oestrogen - only knocked of the O - it is a shame we are 2 countries divided by the same language?

                              I love America and it's people, but I am sure they would feel the same about us if we tried to reinvent their language?

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