As you may recall, Dear Reader, I teach the magic of animation
to the great unwashed online. Most times, my students infuriate me, puzzle me, or just plain make me want to shoot myself in the head, sporting an unbeatable combination of poor grammar, lack of instruction-reading, and obvious flyover state tendencies.
The grammar... THE GRAMMAR!
Every once in a while, though, they do make me grin.
Consider this student, proposing an educational project on the dangers of drunk driving:
"...We really want to impact the viewers. Consider it to be a "shock and ah [sic]" effect. ..."
She wants the tone of the site to be one of "disgust and despair." Seriously, this has to be the best proposals I've gotten since Three Porn Site Guy. Of course, she's serious about it, and it's certainly a serious topic, as well as one close to my heart, and she's actually written a very good proposal, and I think it's totally going to get an A, but at the same time... AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Naturally, co-worker, bitch session partner, and fellow grammatrix Daphne summed the whole thing up in a nice little package:
"Heh...if they were honest, [disgust and despair] would be the tone of match.com."