nth in a series . . .
“. . . and a small battery-powered carousal.”
posted by John Buaas in education, language, writing | * | 10 comments
I’m sorry, John.
Don’t be, Cindy. Stuff like this is good for a couple of laughs even if it is also a symptom of my students’ assuming that correct spellings = correct words. I mean, what would “a small battery-powered carousal” look like?
Somewhere I have a longish list of stuff like this; I’ll have to post them sometime.
I mean, what would “a small battery-powered carousal” look like?
Let’s ask Sheila.
Let’s look at Amy’s flea circus post. If there is nothing helpful there, maybe I will draw one once I have completed Andrew’s . . . rooster.
But first: is that carousal or arousal?
“Carousal” would be a good name for a car. Particularly for the sort of car a person would buy to drive to the rodeo. Naturally it would be made by GM, and ads for it would show clowns piling out of it to pray over fallen bull riders.
Would the GM Carousal be battery-powered?
No, it’s a diesel. V10, 650 cubic inches–4 miles per gallon.
Damn, that student really didn’t know what he was talking about.
Stupid fucking students.