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Anyone else have a manager who uses terrible grammar in meetings??

I’m currently in a phone meeting and I’m cringing every few minutes because my manager has 5th grade level grammar. He says cackulation and liberry. It’s constant me and him and he says I will like instead of I would like.

It’s one thing to sound like this to his staff but what do his manager and peers think??

by Anonymousreply 10January 13, 2022 7:40 PM


by Anonymousreply 1January 13, 2022 7:19 PM

Those aren't really grammar mistakes; he's just pronouncing the words in a childish, incorrect way. Does he also say Feb-yoo-ary?

by Anonymousreply 2January 13, 2022 7:20 PM

Besides that, a phone meeting?

by Anonymousreply 3January 13, 2022 7:20 PM

Burger King R3?? Cute, but we don’t always use the Skype video function. I’m not 12 years old. I don’t need to see my team’s faces to understand them.

by Anonymousreply 4January 13, 2022 7:23 PM

[quote] He says cackulation and liberry.

Those examples aren’t technically bad grammar, but irregular dialect. Grammar isn’t necessarily about how you pronounce various words, but how you use them. If he used the word, “liberry” as a verb. Or “cackulation” as a plural of something, then we would be discussing grammar

by Anonymousreply 5January 13, 2022 7:28 PM

Thanks R5. It’s the pronunciation combined with the bad grammar that is killing me.

by Anonymousreply 6January 13, 2022 7:31 PM

I had one who said Ax instead of Ask

by Anonymousreply 7January 13, 2022 7:31 PM

Years ago I had a rather humorless boss who was the GM of a hotel. It freaked me out when he would say “MINES.” - Like if you asked if he was going to have lunch on or off property he would say “I’m having mines in my office.” Or if you said “Are these your car keys?” He would say, “No, mines are in my coat pocket.”

by Anonymousreply 8January 13, 2022 7:35 PM

I’ll trade you for my up-speaking manager with the vocal fry.

by Anonymousreply 9January 13, 2022 7:35 PM

My manager spends most of her day planning virtual happy hours and trivia contests.

by Anonymousreply 10January 13, 2022 7:40 PM
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