Want to improve your grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax while groovin’ around your office or living room? Here’s how – and I dare you not to start bopping in your seat while you learn these basic writing rules…
Do you ever get spammed by covert assignment writing services and other shady outfits writing to you about what they can do that your customers will love, and you know perfectly well they haven’t even grasped what your business is all about?
Do you sigh and hit the delete key patiently, feeling sorry for these poor lambs who are struggling to get ahead and do not yet understand that a) spamming is a sin and b) spamming and getting their facts wrong is an even greater sin?
Or do you spit fur and feathers and rant about how people in business who can’t be bothered to do their homework should have been sterilised at birth?
With English being the utterly lunatic language it is, it’s not surprising that our non-native speaking friends in other countries find it hard to get signs right for their English speaking tourists. Here are 44 of the most intriguing examples…
Cocktail lounge, Norway:
LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.
If you still think good spelling doesn’t really matter in these informal online days, just take a look at this catalogue of stupid goofs.
But don’t laugh. Why? Because most of these images shared on social media serve only to remind us why if we want to be taken seriously, we need to get our spelling right.
If spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. are wrong, people tend to focus on that
And while they’re chuckling at a mistake, what else happens? [Read more…]
English probably is the most insane language in the world. Its grammar is stuffed full of rules which we then have to break because of all the exceptions. It’s not surprising, then, that non-native English speakers get a trifle confused.
Here’s a note that landed in my inbox recently…
Salut Suze, [Read more…]