Mudcat Café message #3786814 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159749   Message #3786814
Posted By: Senoufou
23-Apr-16 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
Subject: RE: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
Yes, Penny, I've never seen it spelt that way before either.
He must have read my posts on here, because the van has disappeared and he comes home in a car now!

I bet I'm not the only teacher with a long list of 'howlers' from pupils' written work. I taught 8yr olds for several years, and one year I asked the class to write a beautiful letter to Father Christmas, listing their wishes for presents. One little girl had a nice long list, but one item was 'a pair of tits'. I assume she meant tights, and wondered if Father Christmas brought the correct things.

Another child wrote that 'the fields were humming with incest'.

Finally a boy was composing a story about a brave knight, wearing heavy armour, complete with sword, shield and lance, galloping into battle. He rather spoilt the effect though by naming the knight's horse 'Fluffy'.