Grammar nerds only

A sign where I work:

It goes without saying that the misspelling of “personnel” drives me insane. However, it has also inspired me. I’d like to make my own sign and tape it to the wall outside my cubicle, and it will read: “GRAMMAR NERDS ONLY with required English skills.” Yes, I’m adding that to my to-do list for tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Grammar nerds only

  1. In Germany, where Germans pride themselves on showing off their English (and often making a hash of it!) the word “personal” has become common where in English we would say “personnel”. So a recruitment/hiring agency is frequently called “personal services”.
    If that’s not enough, come into the room where workers go for a coffee break: “personal room” . . .

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