Grammar Giggle – Occutrousers

A friend sent this to me and it highlights the danger of “replace all” in documents. It is much safer to search and replace and stop at each instance to verify that it is indeed the word that should be replaced. Otherwise, you will end up with things like this and in a legal document, that could be very bad. So be careful and take the extra time to view the replacements you’re making.

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4 Responses to Grammar Giggle – Occutrousers

  1. Brenda De La Rosa says:

    This made me laugh out loud! Definitely wouldn’t want this to slip through!

  2. Tracy Cratty says:

    Oh my gosh, that is so funny. I will never use replace all again. 🙂

  3. Sue Tyree says:

    A Word pro tip: You can tell Word to search and replace only whole words. Go to Replace, click “More” for additional search options, then select “Find whole words only”. If this had been done in this manuscript, all instances of “pants” would have been replaced with “trousers”, but “occupants” would have been left unscathed.