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24 July 2014 @ 09:32 pm
We have a lady where I work whose name isn't Nora but for the sake of anonymity I shall call her that. And in truth it could well be her name, because she is the worst speller ever, to the point where we often have to ring her to ask her what she was trying to say in her file notes. Recently she's taken to drawing up her notes in Word and running spell checker over them before pasting them into the loan submission, and it's resulted in some hilarious Nora-isms. Like the following:
1. "She has a really strong accident" . (Oh dear, I do hope no-one was hurt).
2. "He is a maniacal engineer". (mad as a two-bob watch but boy can he design bridges!)
3. "He is a signal at home with his father". (and when he's downtown he's a guardrail)
4. "She understands that the funds are to be kept in truant". (they'll never graduate if they keep that up)

It's not only Nora who gives us a giggle though. Valuers are often unwittingly funny; I had one valuation today where the valuer, describing the locality of the subject property, listed the cemetery as a local feature. Maybe it's popular with teenagers on nights when the moon is full.
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moonlightmead on July 25th, 2014 07:19 am (UTC)
Grin, I like the cemetery as a feature idea.

Awesome set of spell-check results. Reminds me of the time when I thought it would be funny to run spellcheck over Jabberwocky and see what it did. And then accidentally pressed the keys to 'accept all the Jabberwocky words into the spellchecker'. Ahem.

It was brilligbrilliant.

I still cannot work out what 2 and 3 from Nora are supposed to be...!
miwahnimiwahni on July 25th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
LOL you'd have some interesting words in your spellchecker for sure!

# 2 is a mechanical engineer, while # 3 is "single, living at home with his father". Supposedly. *g*