Friday, September 23, 2011

The writing’s on the sign….

 

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The person responsible for this sign, which appeared on the BBC News Page today, probably passed their English GCSE at Grade C or above.  They may even have a Key Skills qualification in IT (which really should have pointed out the existence of a spell-checker). Or maybe the council had to find someone to do the sign on the cheap because they couldn’t pay those who are qualified enough to prevent them from going on strike.

A spokeswoman apparently said “People will either think we are stupid and we can't spell or they will have a good laugh.”

Actually, love, it’s not a case of “either/or,” and there is no ambiguity.  I know you can’t spell, and I am having a good laugh.

Well, I’m having a laugh.  I’m not sure whether it’s good or not, but it’s either that or crying.  If I had tweeted about this I think the hashtag I would have used would be #proudtobeBritish.

1 comment:

Gareth P said...

So what are you going to do about it JP ;-)

I am semi-serious though - what do you think should be done to improve the UK's education system?