English major jocularity

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  1. I really needed this laugh today! ‘errorists’….lol

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Friday Fun From BlueBird 😆

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  3. Judge you on your spelling? Oh yes.
    Loved this!

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  4. Makes me proud to be English; for who else can cause such confusion, but we? Or should that be us?

    Hmmmm . have to go away and think about that, …………says he exits stage right scratching head >>>>>>

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    • My stepdaughter works for the Department of Defense at a special ops Air Force base. A squadron of military pilots from a foreign country are visiting. One of the foreign pilots walked into her shop and asked: “Why is this called a building? Haven’t they finished building it? Shouldn’t it be called a built?”

      English is fun!

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      • and so is being English 😀

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        • Indeed! My Puritan ancestors set sail from Lancashire, England, on the second ship after the Mayflower, landing at Plymouth Rock in 1623. If not for that questionable venture, I might be living in the British Isles today. I visited England in 1977. I felt as though I had arrived home.

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          • It has that effect on some, England has probably had that greatest and most enduring influence on the world than any nation, ever.

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          • Lady Q, I had the same feeling when I saw England for the first time. I was born an Anglophile. My favorite authors when I was a child were Lewis Carroll, Pamela Travers, A.A. Milne, and C.S. Lewis. (I took a lot of grief for it from my peers, who considered me hopelessly eccentric.) Later I fell in love with Shakespeare, Dickens, Eliot, the Brontës, Hardy, Austen, Hopkins, Tennyson, Wilde, etc. I was almost twenty-one years old before I finally got to see England with my own eyes, but I had been devotedly in love with it practically forever.

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  5. Mike says:

    …the only reason I went to school.

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  6. “Bluebird,” Great fun here with language! Came over from “story of the Ape” reblogging you! Check out my latest post, “On Language,” right on target with your post here! https://excuseusforliving.com/2018/01/31/on-language/ Very nice website. Must look around more! Phil from excuseusforliving.com

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  7. I before E…

    This is THE GREATEST EXCEPTIONS list I have ever seen.

    When we were homeschooling the kids, I would tell them, the main rule of the English language is, whenever you understand the rule, and wonder if it applies, you will encounter the exception.

    Wish I’d had that I before E poster when teaching them.

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    • So do I! Spelling was a tough subject to teach. It came naturally to me when I was in school — in fact I was the spelling bee champion of my school several years running, and routinely beat students who were a grade or two ahead of me in spelldowns — but I had no clue how to teach it.

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  8. I wanted to major in English. The park bench meme was what discouraged me. I love this!

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  9. Abigail says:

    Ah, the sorrows of the English major. I am a prospective math major, so whenever I share my major, I meet with “I don’t like math” or “I’m no good at math.” I guess every major has its societal struggles…

    Judging based on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure both made me smile and made me frown. After all, it’s a little condescending to the illiterate, don’t you think?

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  10. This is great. 😀 — Suzanne

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  11. Reblogged this on Its good to be crazy Sometimes and commented:
    I know a few friends who will love all of these

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  12. DG Denton says:

    Loved the first one. Here are a couple of headlines I have seen and laughed at over the years. I saw a newspaper ad which promoted a sale on “insulted draperies.” I assume they meant insulated. A headline reading,” Lazy Man’s Shower to be Visible Tonight.” The article was about a meteor shower nicknamed that because it would be visible very early in the evening when lazy people would still be awake and alert enough to go outside and take a look. I thought they were referring to the laziest man in my neighborhood. I set up a lawn chair facing his bathroom, popped some corn and a cold beer and waited for the “show” to start. What a disappointment.

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