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lia66 Fri 17-Feb-17 17:56:30

Bit tongue in cheek but for heavens sake, it's not rocket science is it?

"We can develop a project that can be pacifically aimed at....

cupcupcup Fri 17-Feb-17 18:28:03


Ouch. I was going to tell you that YABU, but you aren't. Ufff.

DriftingDreamer Fri 17-Feb-17 18:29:13

I think you can safely say it will have been spotted and staff will be wincing all ready if general Newsletter....

QueenOfTheCatBastards Fri 17-Feb-17 18:33:26

A friend marked a school letter and sent it back. He got told not to do it again as he'd upset the member of staff who had written the letter. I don't think they actually covered the glaring spelling mistakes which was a shame as one was the name of his son.

paddypants13 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:37:15


I wouldn't be able to help myself, I'd have to correct it.

Februaryrat Fri 17-Feb-17 18:45:00

I would offer to help proofread it in the future. But I am generally interfering.

2014newme Fri 17-Feb-17 18:46:07

That is an epic fail. Cringe.

Hassled Fri 17-Feb-17 18:48:07

I was all set to tell you that schools are busy places and the overworked underpaid admin staff aren't ever going to spot every typo - but that is truly shocking, so ignore me. That's seriously bad.

Megatherium Fri 17-Feb-17 18:48:44

YANBU. No question.

Olympiathequeen Fri 17-Feb-17 18:48:55

I'm sure it was just a fat fingers moment that wasn't checked before printing.

Now if it as said 'we are so sorry to be loosing one of our favourite teachers.....' I would have been screaming at the lot of them!

Scribblegirl Fri 17-Feb-17 18:49:03

Eek. Do you know who wrote it?

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 17-Feb-17 18:49:15

Written by child or written by staff?

If staff definitely!

If child ask whether perhaps they should be proofread and amended so as to spare the child's blushes!

Hassled Fri 17-Feb-17 18:49:19

I did offer to proofread my local Labour councillor's newsletters for him. He thanked me politely and declined, but there have been fewer errors since. Obviously this is all down to me.

JustHappy3 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:51:41

Thing is what are you hoping to achieve?
It won't be the teaching staff who have written it - so what do you gain by pointing it out? Just making an under paid admin member of staff feel a bit stupid.
It's cringeworthy but i would just tut not mark it.

Newtssuitcase Fri 17-Feb-17 18:52:47

pacifically rather than specifically isn't a typo or "fat fingers". It's a dreadful mistake.

Saucery Fri 17-Feb-17 18:54:08

Feel a bit stupid? 'Pacifically' for 'specifically' is stupid. If they can't write a newsletter to a minimum standard then they shouldn't be in a position where they can do it.

GoldenGlobe Fri 17-Feb-17 18:54:46

Ouch. That does hurt. Not sure I'd point it out though.

Megatherium Fri 17-Feb-17 18:56:35

JustHappy, this is something that children may well read. Perhaps what is to be achieved is preventing them from growing up thinking "pacifically" means the same as "specifically".

Crumbs1 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:56:50

I get really cross when schools can't get basic grammar/vocabulary/ spelling correct. My children's second primary badge used to make me cringe 'St Faiths School' I complained to head about poor message it sent but she didn't understand what it should have been.

Nomoreworkathome Fri 17-Feb-17 18:58:18

Oh for goodness sake. It's a spelling mistake hmm

Saucery Fri 17-Feb-17 18:58:30

It reads as though it's either copied or dictated. If it's the former then I would be concerned it had come from higher up the school. If the latter I would be concerned that Admin staff have been recruited who can't take basic dictation.

Saucery Fri 17-Feb-17 19:00:11

Nomore a spelling mistake might be 'spacifically' or 'spesifically'.

DappledThings Fri 17-Feb-17 19:24:23

I've heard people say pacifically when hey meant specifically but never written down. I just thought it was really lazy pronunciation, never thought anyone actually thought that was the right word.

Mind you I spotted he worst apostrophe I've ever seen last week; "Are you alway's in a hurry?"

lia66 Fri 17-Feb-17 19:25:24

nomore it's not a spelling mistake.

I know who wrote it and that's what she would say in rl too.

I'm not going to do anything about it for those suggesting I get a life grin , it was more of a ffs, proof read the newsletter at least moment.

I live in an area where bad grammar is par for the course.

NennyNooNoo Fri 17-Feb-17 19:25:28

I'm guessing it was dictated. That's quite a clanger though!

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