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February 05, 2020


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Patty Rechberger

I have made signs like this before. In their defense, they probably hit at the end of each line and MS Word automatically capitalizes the first letter when it thinks it 's a new sentence. No doubt that a more attentive proofreading would have caught all the mistakes in this sign.

Thank you for the post!

Bart Rosenberg

I see signs like this all of the time. A manager should check signage. Of course, if this example got by several people, I doubt the veracity of everyone up to and including the CEO. I'd be sure to send a copy to the CEO, and Chairman of the Board and have a little fun with their heads.

Business Writing Blog

Hi Patty,

I too was wondering about their hitting Enter at the end of each line. But the capitalization seems random.

What do you do to be sure your signs are free of errors?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


Business Writing Blog

Hi Bart,

I agree--a manager should check signage. Then let's cross our fingers and hope for the best.

I always appreciate your input.


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