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#1 Dionysus

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Am enrolling in a TAFE course and about to register on the website.

The pack that came in the mail includes a Training Plan listing all the competencies required.

One of them is a 'Pre-Course kTracer' with a title of...

Identify literacey skills requirements          


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#2 BetteBoop

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

If you can't spell literacey, you sure as sh*te can't teach it!

#3 Feral_Pooks

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Oh dear!

The one that makes me postal is "Wendys hotdog's"

#4 Frau Farbissina

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

I worked in an office that had a Marketing and Communication section. They would advertise their services internally. I sent them an email one day to tell them they had spelt "Comunication" incorrectly in one of their ads.

#5 SnazzyFeral

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

"12 items or less." I don't know why it gets to me but it does.

#6 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

I had a hair curling wand thingy (think like a searing hot piece of metal with spikes sticking out of it). On the instructions, the r and n in 'burn' had obviously been misread during some editing, with the rn turning into an m, so all over the thing it had in big letters "WARNING: Bum hazard." and in the detailed instructions, "wrap hair around shaft of wand, taking care not to bum yourself."

I still giggle thinking about it.

Edited by Alacritous~Andy, 05 February 2013 - 09:21 PM.


#7 delli

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE (SnazzySass @ 05/02/2013, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"12 items or less." I don't know why it gets to me but it does.


What is wrong with that?  I dont get it?

#8 squirt081

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE (Alacritous~Andy @ 05/02/2013, 10:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"WARNING: Bum hazard." and in the detailed instructions, "wrap hair around shaft of wand, taking care not to bum yourself."

I still giggle thinking about it.


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Edited by squirt081, 05 February 2013 - 09:33 PM.


#9 au*lit

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (delli @ 05/02/2013, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is wrong with that?  I dont get it?


It should be Twelve items or fewer.

AA that made me LOL.

#10 au*lit

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

You REALLY don't want to bum yourself with a hot curling wand.  laugh.gif

#11 Emily of New Moon

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

QUOTE (SnazzySass @ 05/02/2013, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"12 items or less." I don't know why it gets to me but it does.



Glad I'm not the only one.  This gets me too!

(Snazzy, it should be 12 items or fewer.

Fewer for "countable" nouns, less for "non-countable" nouns such as water, sugar, sand, etc)

Edited by cluckyluckyducky, 05 February 2013 - 09:37 PM.


#12 bailee

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

I got a job application from someone who said one of her strengths was "attention to detail" and then she spelt her name wrong in her signature. Yes it was wrong, turned out to be a completely different word spelt incorrrectly - and she had spelt her name correctly in her email address directly under her signature.

#13 DreamFeralisations

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

When I was at uni studying communications, there was a textbook that was titled (deliberately) "The Media is in the Massage"

#14 Academic

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

I remember pointing out a spelling error in a 'correct spelling and grammar' criterion for an assessment at high school. I felt very smart!

I've been known to mark up menus at restaurants with my editing pen. They are so often full of errors, even at high-end places. At least once, I've returned and they've taken my corrections on board!


#15 SnazzyFeral

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

QUOTE (cluckyluckyducky @ 05/02/2013, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad I'm not the only one.  This gets me too!

(Snazzy, it should be 12 items or fewer.

Fewer for "countable" nouns, less for "non-countable" nouns such as water, sugar, sand, etc)


I am glad I am not the only one. I know why it is incorrect but I am not sure why it annoys me so much. My DP will wait in the longer queue rather than here me tell him it is wrong one more time lol.

#16 Emily of New Moon

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE (SnazzySass @ 05/02/2013, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am glad I am not the only one. I know why it is incorrect but I am not sure why it annoys me so much. My DP will wait in the longer queue rather than here me tell him it is wrong one more time lol.



Oops ... I meant delli ... and I think I married your DP original.gif

#17 silver-rain

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

I saw an episode of Dr Phil advertised the other day about "Mother-in-laws"  mad.gif

And not incorrect, but a funny warning label, the wrist strap on my old Phil and Ted pram warned me against sending the pram on an unmanned flight, taking it on a marine exploration or going luge racing. Made me laugh every time I read it, those crazy New Zealanders!

#18 Le-a

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE (SnazzySass @ 05/02/2013, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am glad I am not the only one. I know why it is incorrect but I am not sure why it annoys me so much. My DP will wait in the longer queue rather than here me tell him it is wrong one more time lol.

Does your DP "here" you, or "hear" you? wink.gif

#19 Le-a

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

A resumé I saw recently had "barrister" instead of "barista" listed as one of the skills. Umm, I object?!

#20 Feralishous

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:24 AM

QUOTE (silver-rain @ 05/02/2013, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And not incorrect, but a funny warning label, the wrist strap on my old Phil and Ted pram warned me against sending the pram on an unmanned flight, taking it on a marine exploration or going luge racing. Made me laugh every time I read it, those crazy New Zealanders!

ROFL!

#21 mini mac

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:26 AM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 05/02/2013, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does your DP "here" you, or "hear" you? wink.gif


That's what I was wondering too...  wink.gif

I second restaurant menus being annoying.

Oh, and even worse reading newspaper articles!! I'm not perfect with my grammar or spelling but things like 'a' horrendous crime irk me.

How is anyone learning when there are errors everywhere!!

And bought and brought being used incorrectly. Over and over and over. You didn't buy something when you brought it over from home did you?? Especially when its a well educated person, that is particularly frustrating!

Lastly, anyone who says (or 'that' says!!! Arghhh, another one that annoys me, it's soo wrong!) anythinK, nothinK, somethinK!!!

Edited by Mini Mac, 06 February 2013 - 04:28 AM.


#22 Fat Amy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:42 AM

Yesterday I was reading the minutes from our work meeting. It said, back chatting and swearing is allowed and will be tolerated. Lol

#23 LifesGood

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE (au*lit @ 05/02/2013, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It should be Twelve items or fewer.

AA that made me LOL.

Actually it can be number 12 not the word twelve. Numbers one through ten should be words, beyond that the numbers themselves are fine.

#24 ~Bean~

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

at the local massage place in my local Westfield they have a sign which reads

"we can help you relive your pain".

Hahahaha

#25 Mama8

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:56 AM

I see them everywhere but spelling mistakes are very common on Sky news, in the little ticker at the bottom.

My Ds got a merit award for improvement in spelling.
When I showed DH we laughed and grabbed a pen then corrected it.
Then gave it to Ds to take back to school to ask for a new one.

It said: awarded to BL for improvement in speling. laughing2.gif

The teacher printed him a new one and send DH a little note thanking him for correcting her





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