Lacrimas Profundere – “Sweet Caroline”
Daniel has been looking around Craigslist to find places to which he can submit his rÃ©sumÃ©. He found one today that totally took the cake – check out “coffee shop cashier / Barista” and try not to laugh too hard. (I can’t post it here because Craigslist terms of service say you can’t repost the message anywhere, but do go read it.)
The poster has misspelled:
experianced – experienced
Barister – Barista
pased – paced
enviornment – environment
opertunity – opportunity
experianced (four more times)
Seriously? Is spell-check really that difficult? Especially if you are posting to request someone come work for you? I see that post and I think “There is no way in hell I would ever work for someone who can’t even spell the job title for which they are hiring.” I know quite a few people that are self-professed poor spellers, but they understand that spell-check is an important part of writing and I respect them for that.
I couldn’t quite get where he was coming from with “Barister,” so I Googled it. Google suggested “barrister,” which upon further investigation happens to be “A lawyer admitted to plead at the bar in the superior courts.” according to Answers.com. So I still don’t know where he’s getting that.
I do think it would be fun to contact him about the job and feign ignorance – something like, “I see you’re looking for an “experianced Barister,” and even though I do not know what that is, I happen to be an experienced Barista and that sounds so similar that I think I could still be what you are looking for.” Heh. His misspelling of “paced” happens to be an acronym for Periodic Algebraic Separation Energy Demodulation, which could also be funny if used properly.
In this same vein, I was once reading a forum where someone used the non-word “fuctionable” (yes, with no “N”) to describe something. I was SO TEMPTED to post and say, “I think the word you’re looking for is ‘functional,'” but I knew I’d catch hell for it, so I didn’t. But trust me, I was definitely thinking about it.