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to point out a grammatical error?

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MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:04:27

A friend of a friend makes gifts, really pretty, i've ordered a few myself.

I've noticed she is selling some handmade Mother's Day items but grammatically incorrect:

"Nanna's like you are precious and few"


"Mum's hold our hands for a short time, but our hearts forever"

Now a random FB status update etc I'd not comment, but these are products she intends to sell at £5 a pop.


MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:05:01

Oh and I would PM, not comment on the FB wall

yangsun Thu 13-Feb-14 18:06:32

Yes, nice"hope you don't mind" style message will probably help her as long as she's not the type to take offence!

greenhill Thu 13-Feb-14 18:06:47

Be kind. Let her know before she makes any more and can correct ones she has already done.

Nomama Thu 13-Feb-14 18:07:23

Send me a link.... it's my job to correct such things smile

exexpat Thu 13-Feb-14 18:07:26

I would, but I am a bit of a pedant.

Are the things she is selling made-to-order, or would she already have a stock of the ones with rogue apostrophes?

Bookaholic Thu 13-Feb-14 18:07:27

It pitch it as a typo not an error as such, but yes, definitely point it out to her.

JoinYourPlayfellows Thu 13-Feb-14 18:07:50

Yes, you need to tell her.

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:09:03

Ok. Will summon up the courage! She hand makes - the bits with the words on are decoupaged (sp?)

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:09:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:10:25 else say anything, I don't want the poor woman getting thirty PMs about it grin

Beanymonster Thu 13-Feb-14 18:10:49

Do let us know the outcome, I've been thinking of politely informing some of the 'homemade' sellers on my fb for a while about grammar and spelling problems :/

SumBex Thu 13-Feb-14 18:13:19

On the christening heart she's written 'you're' instead of 'your'.

Hmm, I'd have to tell her. She could lose custom otherwise.

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:21:31

I haven't looked back at her old stuff, this just caught my eye.

Really hope she doesn't take offence!

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:22:04

Hi XXXXX, love the new Mother's Day hearts! Really hope you don't think I'm a total pain but the little ones for Mams and Nannas have rougue apostrophes in, which aren't supposed to be there. Sorry to be a total pain, just incase anyone who buys them notices they may ask for them to be re-made. Hope it's ok to let you know :$ KenAdams xx

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:24:58

Phew, just got a quick "Thanks, no worries, I'll sort it"

And relax.

I love her stuff! Just can't help but notice stuff like this.

CommanderShepard Thu 13-Feb-14 18:29:57

Rogue, not rougue - that'd be embarrassing!

Scholes34 Thu 13-Feb-14 18:36:56

Nice way to plug a business!

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:37:29

Well that wasn't my intention.

Nanny0gg Thu 13-Feb-14 18:38:02

Nomama You wouldn't like to contact my former school would you?

They've got a doozy on their website. I'd do it but it's a bit awkward...

SumBex Thu 13-Feb-14 18:40:59

There's a printing company near me that will print 'stationary'. I don't much about the process but I'm assuming it involved some kind of movement hmmgrin.

SumBex Thu 13-Feb-14 18:43:19


VegetariansTasteLikeChicken Thu 13-Feb-14 18:45:30

YANBU, but get this thread zapped, you shouldnt have linked to a friends page

NewtRipley Thu 13-Feb-14 18:48:13

This is not "bit of a pedant" territory; it's important

Glad it went well.

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 13-Feb-14 18:51:23

Ill get the link removed.

She isnt a friend, she is a friend of a friend.

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