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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday August 27, 2014

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.
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1. Terena Bell - August 27, 2014

Makes me think about an IT>EN translator who recently applied to work with our company. She didn’t capitalize the first-person pronoun “I” at all in her application materials. When our staff pointed out her mistake, by way of trying to be helpful in letting applicants know why they’re rejected and also by way of helping her improve her English, this was her reply:

AHhahaha you dont have a lot to do dear right?
If you spend your time for this stupid thing maybe its because you are bored…but no problem..i understand it. Thank you Miss Grammar

There’s is nothing that tips us off to a translator’s capabilities faster than proper capitalization.

Jen Guernsey - August 27, 2014

WOW. Just wow.

“If YOU don’t have time for this ‘stupid thing’, maybe it’s because you are an incompetent translator.” Next!

Carlos G. Caldera - August 27, 2014

And she was a translator? I’m in shock!

Jill (@bonnjill) - August 27, 2014

Wait, an Italian to English translator who doesn’t capitalize I and doesn’t use apostrophes at all? Run as fast as you can! Unbelievable.

2. Jen Guernsey - August 27, 2014

HAHAHA! Totally stealing this one.

Another recent favorite I ran across – a la the British “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme – was:

KEEP CLAM
AND
PROOFREAD

Loved it.

Jill (@bonnjill) - August 27, 2014

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