Friday, August 25, 2006

Proof checking?

Today I got a mail from the new trainee in our team, a bright girl, fresh out of college : It said…


Hi,

Just wanted to let you know that I have completed proff chekcing of the mailers. See attachmnet.

Regards,

PM


I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

17 comments:

Anoop G said...

Outlook has spell check options ! Show her..

Mind Curry said...

it is really funny..i have seen similar mails from applicants for the post of "copy editor" and "proof readers"!

so did you laugh or cry?

mathew said...

oh that wa afsouletly phunny!! ;)

Fleiger said...

Yup, she just checked out all the profs in your company, so simple...

silverine said...

Anoop: Guess you didn't get it!! She ignored the little squiggly red lines that indicated a spelling mistake too :))

Mind curry: I laughed like a demented hyena and then tore my hair out when I saw the document :p
Hair transplant or barium enema doc? :|

mathew: Afsolutely!!!! LOL

fleiger: You are soo funny :))

Mind Curry said...

hmm..hair transplant for you and barium enema for her.

Fleiger said...

Hey, that was supposed to be serious. :(
I mean, she is a new trainee, fresh out of college, and on top of that, a bright girl... I rest my case.

Alexis Leon said...

That was really funny. Don't you conduct aptitude tests for proof readers and copy editors before hiring them? Those are special skills and needs a very good concentration and attention to details. Not everybody’s cup of tea…

@Mind Curry: Have you started online consultation :-) But I like your prescriptions :-)

Jeseem said...

welcome the next generation.
all excited and a little raw on skills :))
so now u hav a big job at hand :))

I knew a girl who once called a floppy disc a hard disc. Now she is working for MS.

enjoy

venus said...

email is a better option this way, once u click send, the outlook with start checking spelling mistakes automatically, and everything is taken care of!

G said...

heh heh

Bad Spellers of the world - UNTIE !!

silverine said...

mind curry: I want a second opinion :|
:P

fleiger: LOL ok

Alexis: We do, I think this was carelessness :)

Jeseem:True, I remember passing out of the very same instituion as her a couple of years back :) Now you made me all nostalgic...

venus: You have enable spell check for that.

G: rofl that was hilarious :))

Jiby said...

haha...poor thing! remember a classmate in school writing a mind-blowing essay and our english teacher asking him to write a letter to vssc requesting permission to visit...he produced a letter with 15 grammatical and spelling mistakes. we need to rewrite the "new broom sweeps clean" aphorism, eh?

another thing i have noticed is more than 50% of our graduates still make common spelling mistakes...a fact i observed at college and at delhi in civil service coaching.

Anonymous said...

Spelling mistakes can be costly... One guy in my office is getting married and he sent the wedding invitation mails to all his friends, his fiancée's friends and team mates on behalf of him and his fiancée... The only spelling mistakes he had in the entire mail was marraige and webding... The poor girl was teased because of his vocabulary and she sent out a stinker to him... She unknowingly did a reply all..

Unnikrishnan G Nair.

silverine said...

Jiby: lol 15 speling mistakes? That would be the entire letter!!! :))

Unni: That was soo funny :))

Anonymous said...

Silver,
Forgive me for saying so...but u and doc make a "kidu" pair :)

Sreejith Kumar said...

Oh poor girl..... Does she know you blog? ROFL