Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Names have been changed to protect the ignorant.

My daughter Leah works for a major publisher of Christian educational products, and knowing my editorial nit-pickiness, every so often she sends me examples of errors that might make me laugh (or cry). She told me once about editing a history text in which the authors referred to the "Hoover Damn."

Just yesterday she forwarded me this email, written by a student who wanted to thank her English teacher for help. It read:

Mrs. A:

Thank you for your help I didn't know about any, and I was thinking that I have been and I never know where different tenses.


Her teacher commented, "Yeah, I still haven't figured out what she was saying. I quit."

Me too.

Be thankful ~

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