Off topic: multiple personalities, anyone?
Thread poster: Susana Galilea
Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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Nov 10, 2005

So today I get a mailing from a prominent women's organization, and the blurb on the envelope reads: "When it comes to your health as a women [sic], who can you trust? Really trust?"

Obviously not their designated proofreader, ay ay ay...

Susana Galilea
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Amy Taylor  Identity Verified
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Edit and send it back. Nov 10, 2005

They probably gave you a postage-paid envelope in the bargain. Correct 'women' and 'who' and help them out.

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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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should it be "whom"? Nov 11, 2005

Amy Taylor wrote:

They probably gave you a postage-paid envelope in the bargain. Correct 'women' and 'who' and help them out.

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And here I am, casting the first grammatical stone

But I might just follow your advice, I hate to see good causes looking bad...

Susana Galilea
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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Another funny blunder... Nov 11, 2005

Our local hospital opened an open-door incontinence clinic, and sent out promotional leaflets referring to it as a "Drip-in Centre"

Seems too co-incidental, but they surely can't have meant it as an unkind joke, so I can only imagine it was Freudian slip, with 'o' being next to 'i' on the keyboard

[Edited at 2005-11-11 01:28]


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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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hard to top, Dusty Nov 11, 2005

Dusty wrote:
Our local hospital opened an open-door incontinence clinic, and sent out promotional leaflets referring to it as a "Drip-in Centre"



This is just brilliant, whether or not intentional

Susana Galilea
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Angus Woo
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Looks like somebody just let the cat got out of the bag Nov 11, 2005

Dusty wrote:

Our local hospital opened an open-door incontinence clinic, and sent out promotional leaflets referring to it as a "Drip-in Centre"

Seems too co-incidental, but they surely can't have meant it as an unkind joke, so I can only imagine it was Freudian slip, with 'o' being next to 'i' on the keyboard

[Edited at 2005-11-11 01:28]


Come! Drop-in and then Drip-in! :lol:


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