Sunday, July 10, 2011

Grammar mistake leads to inadvertent hilarity


A Rochester Hills construction company may want to look into a copy editor for whomever it has writing edicts -- after one posting lead to inadvertent hilarity for the Insider.
A letter posted at more than 400 units at Colony Condominiums in Clinton Township, near Macomb Community College’s Center Campus by Butcher & Baecker Construction, warned people to stop dumping regular garbage into huge bins designated for old shingles and other recyclable material.
“PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NOT TO BE ANY REFUSE OR WASTE INSERTED INTO THESE DUMPSTERS OTHER THAN AUTHORIZIED PERSONNEL.”
Those poor authority figures probably had no idea they were to be disposed of.
The misstatement was laughingly pointed out by Macomb Daily reader and Colony resident Will Kenward.
“I thought you might find a reason to smile” at the gaffe, he wrote.
We did.
Now we're off to grab a dolly and track down some of those personnel for disposal.

2 Comments:

OpenID e86987bc-ab45-11e0-86a2-000bcdcb5194 said...

This was pretty funny, but would have been funnier if there hadn't been two mistakes in the opening paragraph ...

July 10, 2011 at 3:43 PM 
Blogger Neil J. said...

Yeah, if grammar is the issue, the Insider shouldn't be pointing fingers.

July 11, 2011 at 4:26 AM 

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