atw: Re: Myer Typo

And as we all know, not only are Americans illiterate; they and their
apologists are sadly lacking in any grasp of Australian humour.

 

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[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Levy
Sent: Wednesday, 4 January 2012 12:50 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Re: Myer Typo

 

Geez, let's leave Americans out of it. I doubt that American major
newspapers, magazines, and books are any worse, grammatically, than
Australian ones.

 

I can assure you that the level of grammatical apathy in the office here in
Australia is exactly the same as it was when I worked in the U.S.

 

Harumph.

 

rwl

 

 

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[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Christine Kent
Sent: Wednesday, 4 January 2012 12:06 PM
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You obviously don't socialise with either "the youth of today" or with
Americans. Try networking on Facebook to get a taste of reality. :-)

 

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[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Maizels
Sent: Wednesday, 4 January 2012 12:01 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Re: Myer Typo

 

And even more bizarre: the two threads which surface in some surprisingly
negative reader comments to the Herald article:

   1.  that the Myer signage grammar was deliberate, and intended to elicit
publicity (an opinion apparently justified on the basis that it worked).
   2.  that anyone who complains about bad grammar needs to get a life.

I thought only butcher's and fruiterer's had been given social approval to
be so grammatically cavalier.

John

At 11:33 4/01/2012, you wrote:

Yikes! But what does "Early bird get's the right size" even mean? It's a
bloody awkward sentence even without the superfluous apostrophe. 

On 4 January 2012 10:18, Janice Gelb <janice.gelb@xxxxxxxxxx > wrote:

Nice to know that people noticed this and cared enough to

raise a fuss!

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/myer-ridiculed-over-grammar-gaffe/story-e6f
rf7jo-1226235816873 

Happy new year!

-- Janice

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