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?