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May 22 2019
by Impact News

Grammar Police: Say What You Mean and Keep It Clean!

We know it’s been a while since you were in grammar school, learning about such English language twisters as homophones: words that sound alike but are spelled differently, and have different meanings.

Like two, too, and to. Or hear and here. Or there, their and they’re. Then there are it’s and its, which most people can be forgiven for getting wrong, since their correct usage defies logic. But confusing your and you’re is less forgivable, though many people don’t even realize these are two distinct words.

When it comes to spills, however, don’t try to confuse an office maintenance professional with semantics. They have eyes like octopus arms, which have a mind of their own (really: two-thirds of an octopus’ neurons reside in its arms, not its head!)

And don’t try to weasel out of spill clean up by saying you have eight arms (like an octopus), when what you mean is, you ate as if you had eight arms, and that’s why there’s such a mess on the break room floor.

Or, speaking of breaks, perhaps you attempted to say your break was fluid, when what really transpired was, you spilled brake fluid. It happens. But when the shop foreman knows good grammar? You’re not fooling anybody.

And in the restaurant business? Stake your reputation on smart spill clean up solutions, not on pretending that steak slid off the platter by itself.

We can help. No matter how well you did in English class (or not…), we have the spill clean up and spill containment answers you need. For instance: the XSORB Spill Station, which is custom-made to hold our granular XSORB Spill Clean Up Absorbent. This kit will take care of all those food service spills.

For the auto shop “oops”, Coldform Bonded Oil Absorbent Pads will dispense with the spill swiftly. Bonus: these heavyweight pads are made from natural, renewable fibers and are up to 40 percent more absorbent than polypropylene, while being Earth friendly!

So don’t stutter over “I” when maintenance has their eye on you. An I for an eye is linguistically incorrect. Just remember your 5thgrade teacher and Impact Absorbents, and you’ll know what to do.