Gransnet forums

Pedants' corner

Mistakes you have made

(15 Posts)
Belgravian Thu 31-May-18 11:04:04

On my Freecycle group I was alarmed by one person's email address.

I am English but live in Wales.

The offending email address was WelshTheRapist @ .......... (I've used capital letters to show you how I read it).

I decided to trot out an email reply saying that I didn't want them to have my item because of the awful email name and was really quite disgusted.

Thank goodness I didn't press send because in the split second before pressing send I realised they were actually -

WelshTherapist @......


Anniebach Thu 31-May-18 14:03:53


Squiffy Thu 31-May-18 14:08:01

LOL grin

ninathenana Thu 31-May-18 14:41:09


sodapop Thu 31-May-18 15:02:18

Made me chuckle too 😆

DanniRae Thu 31-May-18 15:58:40


Willow500 Thu 31-May-18 19:08:30

LoL grin

silvertone Sat 08-Sep-18 15:18:50

I read once that an overseas branch of a company got called GEN Italia.

Grannybags Sat 08-Sep-18 16:32:58


annep Fri 07-Dec-18 00:47:29


stree Mon 10-Dec-18 15:46:24

I used to work in IT in the 80s.
IBM had a computer maintenance side called IBM Care.
A Chinese company tried to muscle in, a very big company called Wang.
They had headline ads in the IT press for Wang Care.
We used to ring them just to hear the call answer script.

Grannyknot Mon 10-Dec-18 15:53:22

Stree I had a boyfriend for a while who worked for Wang. He should have worked for Wang Care...!

ayse Mon 10-Dec-18 16:28:33

grin LOL

stree Mon 10-Dec-18 18:00:26

He wasn`t "The One" then?

Grannyknot Mon 10-Dec-18 20:58:49

He was ... the one who was dumped grin