Comments: So That's What You Meant...Right?

Thank you SO much for sharing this! Tears of laughter.

And loss.

This is the kind of thing my Dad and I used to share. It's nearing the 3rd anniversary of his passing, and I still miss him dearly.

I choose to see your post as a bit of a "shout out" from Dad. Your lovely turn of phrase in the intro, and the utterly WRONG turns by the students. The kids of the future may only be semi-literate, but at least they amuse us!

Posted by Less at December 14, 2010 02:16 AM

We would live in a better world if people would just take the time to proofread. Not as funny maybe, but still better.

Posted by Walt at December 14, 2010 05:18 AM

Keep laughing. Someday the kids who read with comprehension and write well will all be reporting to adults who write like the kids in these post. Their reports will come back rewritten in this fractured English with the arrogant red ink of "leaders" who have never found it convenient, much less necessary, to learn to write.

Posted by Jim at December 14, 2010 08:15 AM

Thank you for posting this!! Lots of laughter! Sent it to my high school english teacher and several HS friends who now write for a living . . .

Posted by Nina at December 14, 2010 09:18 AM

“Charles Dickens’ way of writing is unique because he can turn a sentence into a paragraph.”

I have to agree with the student's opinion. Dickens was paid by the word, wasn't he?

Posted by Rob at December 15, 2010 09:42 AM

About #7,

Just when, exactly, did "hung" become so filthy? Weren't stockings once hung by chimneys with care? Why did we let "hung" become a dirty word, and isn't it about time we took it back and used it as it is properly used?

"Bob was hung by the neck until dead, which result only Crazy Tim found in any way salacious."

Posted by Alan Kellogg at December 16, 2010 09:44 PM