Funny Monday: It’s not just me…

Via Engrish Funny proof I’m not the only picky one. At least I don’t scream at you.

To save you a squint, it reads: “Check every think beform go into the grading room avoid to get screaming.” Wise words indeed.

The smaller print in red letter reads: “when ever see the engineer print on the cost sheet * needs to draw a line on the patt”.

This could mean a couple of things but you’re welcome to contribute your ideas too.

The typical notation specific to older Gerber CAD software systems (because this is how Gerber trained people) is to mark the grainline with with two asterisks off to either end of it like so: *_______* with usually a capital letter “A” on the UP end of the grainline (because the pattern may need to be placed for nap then or some point in the future). The only thing that doesn’t make sense in this context is that a pattern correction (missing the grainline) would be indicated on the cost sheet. Errors are usually noted on a control form or a pattern spec sheet but who knows, maybe they’re using the cost sheet as an all-in-one control doc.

The other possibility is the asterisk indicates the style is dropped, meaning it won’t be produced (usually “DROP” is written across the cost sheet and all docs). In such case, you draw a long line or a big X across the face of each pattern piece to indicate the pieces should not be used. Obviously we won’t throw them away because these may be useful in the future for a similar style.

So, what’s your guess?

Thanks to Natasha for sending this in.


  1. Mary Lombard says:

    Love it, but I don’t have a clue! We call the language Changlish here. Of our vendors I have a favorite, his tag line is, “looking forward to you soon” So awesome!!!Report

  2. carly mick says:

    When we send something off to factories in China and it is for their records. We have been instructed to write on it “For your keep”. This always makes me think that they have some sort of ancient castle.Report

  3. Joel Wicksman says:

    As the owner of a Grading and Marking service I completely agree with the first line. My guess would be that the second line refers to the marker. Without a sample the person is checking the cost sheet to see if the style will be plaid or some other type of engineered fabric. And would be adding plaid matching lines or some other internal lines for the marker layout. And fearing the grader, doing it before the screams.

    But the first line is the most important, as is sending a sample.Report

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