Two Fun-on-Friday Articles

February 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

I read two fun little things today that I thought I’d share with my fellow edubloggers.

These eleven grammar mistakes amused me because I like to think that I know how to speak and write correctly. This list proved that I’ve overestimated my skills – I regularly violate rules 2, 4, and 7, and while I knew the difference between i.e. and e.g., I didn’t know that the use of i.e. required inclusion of all examples. Oops. Just goes to show that even English teachers don’t have it all down!

And these appalling game show answers proved to me that even though my students don’t know simple trivia, they still have a future (as people who show up on Jaywalking). My favorite is probably this one:

Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

Contestant: Barcelona.

Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.

Contestant: I’m sorry; I don’t know the names of any countries in Spain.

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