Sunday, October 21, 2001

Sometimes I wish I were a teacher, just for things like this. (from here)

"Have been grading student papers. Favorite mistake: student who used "exorcise" instead of "exercise" throughout his paper. Imagine sentences like "We have to exorcise our first amendment rights." I took great pleasure in writing, in the margin, "To exorcise is to get rid of a demon. Is that what you wanted to say?" Then I drank whiskey to numb the relentless internal pain I feel when grading freshman papers."

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