Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I'm Not the Only One...

...who takes issue with erroneous words about fire.

Here is an excerpt from a corporate memo submitted to the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar blog regarding a trash can fire (emphasis added):

"During the afternoon of March 9, 2012, the trash can near the smoking Kiosk area caught fire. After investigating the cause of the fire, it was determined, most likely, that a cigarette butt was put in the trash receptacle instead of the cigarette receptacle. If the maintenance team had not reacted immediately and DISTINGUISHED the fire, this incident could have put the Headquarters Complex in a dangerous fire situation." 

I can't even come up with a comment for that one...

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