Do you find yourself suppressing the urge to correct people when the opportunity arises or, on the whole, do you not give a shit?
When it comes to friends and family I’m used to their lack of grammatical awareness and idiosyncratic pronunciations, but when it comes to a professional setting I find it hard to resist the urge to say something. In my office my assistant manager recently pronounced ‘clique’ as ‘click’ and I gave him the wtf face but didn’t correct him, worried that I would be the one that came across as a twat. And my manager recently circulated an email round the office that started, ‘Please bare in mind…’
So yeah, on the whole, I do resist the urge to correct people out of a awareness of me coming across as a pedantic twat and not wanting to upset people, but I just end up thinking less of them.
How do you deal with these grammatical and pronunciation faux pas in other people?
I just ignore them these days.
Feeling quite pleased I don’t know you tbh
Even giving a wtf face is unprofessional, superior and twatty. Just ignore it unless it’s contained in a written communication going out in your name or the company’s name, in which case you deal with it appropriately and not by pulling a “wtf” face. That is IMO worse than saying something.
Moonwalk’s out of the room
Btw if ever I saw a deliberately goady thread, this is it. Wish I’d ignored you tbh.
Some people pronounce clique a click though.
yeah I thought this was a fairly common pronunciation
I used to do it, when I was at school, but wouldn’t now.
If it was given to someone else’s face I completely agree with you.
As my back was turned to him, was giving it to my computer screen.
Errors do rankle with me but they’re mostly not worth the hassle of correcting. The exceptions for me are with my 13yo who I will occasionally correct; he’s still learning correct grammar so I think that’s fine. The other is at work when I have to approve ads for newspapers, magazines etc. Our marketing managers should know better and I’m happy to educate them.
My boss pronounces the a in cache as a hard A. Why.
Did this loads as a youth but barely ever now unless someone is struggling to pronounce/spell something, has asked for proofreading, or it’s at a tournament (they don’t get points for misspelling a word).
I only really get judgey about it on guys’ dating profiles, but that’s not something I like about myself.
I think less of people for being unkind or rude, for bad personality traits. Couldn’t care less if someone doesn’t pronounce/spell things correctly and doesn’t have a strong grasp of grammar.
Do you moonwalk everywhere?
Such a pacific joke - im lovin it.
Only in the office when sitting down, facing my computer.
Anyone who mispronounces a word or makes a grammatical error is utter, irredeemable, subhuman scum