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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Criminal Sentence 635: Take My Advice

This morning, I found another reason to dislike paying bills. This instruction is on the outside of an envelope:

"Enclose the remittance advise with your payment."

Cringe.

"Advise" is a verb, as in "I advise this company to check its spelling."

"Advice" is a noun, as in "Will you give me a discount if I enclose the remittance advice instead of the remittance advise?"

2 comments:

ChildsPlay said...

I hate when I get emails at work describing a problem then concludes with "Please advice." Ugh!

profeclipse said...

And do they really want you to wrap your payment around the remittance advice? That seems silly since they'd both be enclosed by the envelope.