Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Funnies: My Own Students' Bloopers!

I have always meant to keep a collection of student funnies from their papers but have made only the tiniest beginning. Today I share the first file:

One student, in a report on knitting, referred to a “copulation of scarves” and a delightful “verity of scarf patterns.” (2007)

Another student warned, "Many corporal people try to cheat their way to the top of the corporal ladders." (Essay on Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale,” 2007)

It's kind of fun when an error makes a whole new sentence concept: "Make sure it leaves and impact." (2008)

Finally, an opinion on true expertise: "The idea of different traits in life, is that a handful of individuals are epically good at them." ( 2008)

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