I'm a grammar/typo queen and…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you should definitely say something. I wouldn’t want to be handing out business cards with incorrect information. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LadyBlackheart:  I’d say something.  That’s an important detail!  What if someone wants to mail her something and refers to the address on the card?

I’d just say “hey, I just realized your card says 531.  Isn’t your address 631?”  Just be polite about it.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

That’s not a grammar issue, that’s just plain wrong. Tell her.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s not a tiny detail like a missing apostrophe! That’s a big deal.  It could be the difference between a client finding her and not finding her.  Definitely mention it. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

That doesn’t have anything to do with grammar, but it may cause issues down the line with people trying to contact her. I would definitely tell her!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

A wrong number has nothing to do with grammar. You would be helping her and not offending her.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s wrong.. I’d tell her… Don’t want clients going to the wrong place!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d say something. You should just mention it casually if you’re afraid of offending it her. Like, “Oh, btw, I just noticed your new business cards say 531…”

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@LadyBlackheart:  yesss you have to tell her! maybe tbhe place printed it wrong.. Thats weird she didnt notice.

on my friends thank you cards the word then was spelled incorrect (should have been than) ..and her and hubby are both teachers.. I didnt say anything about that since they were all mailed i felt like no point

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

It’s a typo, not a grammar mistake.  Of course you can and should say something!   She will probably be grateful and impressed by your attention to detail.  Just do it tactfully.  I might ask if she meant the address to be 531 rather than 631.   Maybe there is some kind of an explanation or it was the mistake of the printer. 

P.S.  And if  it makes you feel any better, embarrass has two rs , LOL!   You may want to edit that.  Kidding ; )

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I do definitely think you should tell her! That is key information, not grammar. But it also sounds like you have already come to that decision. 

I would also like to recommend that you re-word the title of this post as utilizing the term ‘nazi’ is quite politically incorrect and potentially offensive and trivializing to those, or those who have relatives, who have experienced actual nazism. I can be the same way with spelling and grammar and prefer the term ‘grammar queen’, maybe give it a try? 

Post # 16
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Busy bee

As far as I’m concerned, any mistake on an item that represents someone in a professional setting should be brought to their attention. Politely and discretely, of course!

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