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If you are reading this, you probably know about my obsession with Grammar. And spelling.

Long Time readers are no strangers to my ... complaints with our Corporate Communications Guru.

Apparently, my company has created a 'quiet lounge,' where employees can go during their break to experience some total peace and quiet. This is a good thing, as I totally understand the occasional need to get the fuck away from everyone.

The official name for this is 'The Quiet Zone'.

All the corporate communications about this new benefit have used the following intro:

"Need some Quiet Zone?"

No, you braindead cow. I need a quiet zone. Or I need some quiet time.

I understand the desire to include the 'brand name' in the marketing materials, but for Fuck's Sake, people...

I am: distressed distressed

9 people have embraced the darkness or Douse the Light
vikingcoder From: vikingcoder Date: January 9th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

lynnnoton From: lynnnoton Date: January 10th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Priceless :)
szalman From: szalman Date: January 10th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
OH do I understand your pain, I, too, am the grammar Nazi at my place. The latest thing driving me crazy is our new pared down PriceDriver product which the nimrods keep trying to name PD Lite - Lite is a beer and barely that . . . I wonder if they have heard my muttered ponderings on doing certain marketing people since we had a mandatory "Avoiding Violence in the Workplace" seminar. . . . sigh
meryseshat From: meryseshat Date: January 10th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Another one for you...

What's really scary is going over a powerpoint for a high school class and seeing multiple flagrant spelling errors. What took the cake? A photo tagged: "Diner Servise, Peterhorf Palace."
>< Isn't it a part of the requirements for highly qualified teachers that they be able to spell? Occasional errors happen, I don't mind those. But it's a point of professionalism to get it right if you're teaching people this stuff and expect them to use proper spelling and grammar.
Also, some of their facts on the Hapsburgs were incorrect. It makes me twitch.
uncle_possum From: uncle_possum Date: January 11th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Another one for you...

Part of the time, I teach, and when I do, I mostly teach teachers (who mostly are looking for a career change). The place where I teach requires student evaluations of faculty. I get most of my negative comments on my requirements that formal written assignments be correct in grammar and style. Some call it unfair, since this isn't an English class.

My own two recent favorites--
a reference to an "Ompierre style" gown on a fashion show
a call to a meeting of the "adjectprop committee" of a student political group.

These, as in the last example, are not merely spelling errors, but exhibit a total lack of knowledge and (probably) interest in what the terms actually mean.

(leaving with the image of two hotdogs with fries in a basket, or a choice of soup or juice with any entree at the palace--which is equipped with a gold plated counter and ermine lined swivel stools.
From: meamgrimlock Date: January 13th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Another one for you...

'English' isn't just for English Class, despite what people want to believe, Gorram it!

And you win a dialect cookie for excellent use of a reflexive...
snow_lynx From: snow_lynx Date: January 13th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or even some of THE quiet zone? ;) Since I presume you're willing to share?

Yes, you'd never survive Tennessee with your sanity in tact! FLEEEEEEEE while you still can!
From: meamgrimlock Date: January 13th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Remember: I spent a great deal of my formative years in Far North, Almost Tennessee, Alabama.

Why do you think I left? :)
snow_lynx From: snow_lynx Date: January 13th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeahhhhhhh!

Good plan.
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