Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Words Have Power

A recent article in the WSJ, ‘Taco Bell’s Canon” 
noted that students who don’t read sometimes have hilarious notions of how the written language represents what they hear.  Here are a few examples of how words are erroneously used by some of these students. 

~ One guy admitted that he had trouble getting into "the proper frame of mime" for an 8 a.m. class.
~ One student blamed "inclimate weather" for his failure to come to class, admitting that it was a "poultry excuse."
~ One student owned up to doing "halfhazard work."
~ Another student admitted that he wasn't smart enough to go to an "Ivory League school."
~ A female student, in describing an argument over her roommate's smelling up their room with cheap perfume, referred to getting in her "two scents' worth."
~ After several weeks at school, one coed returned to her childhood house only to find life there "homedrum."
~ One girl said she resented being "taken for granite" by her boyfriend.

You couldn’t make this up.

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