February 11, 2009

Actual sentences from actual students

nth in a series . . .

“. . . and a small battery-powered carousal.”

comments

  1. Cindy Scroggins on February 11th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I’m sorry, John.

  2. John Buaas on February 11th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    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.

  3. Cindy Scroggins on February 11th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I mean, what would “a small battery-powered carousal” look like?

    Let’s ask Sheila.

  4. Sheila Ryan on February 11th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    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.

  5. Sheila Ryan on February 11th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    But first: is that carousal or arousal?

  6. Daryl Scroggins on February 11th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    “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.

  7. Sheila Ryan on February 11th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Would the GM Carousal be battery-powered?

  8. Daryl Scroggins on February 11th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    No, it’s a diesel. V10, 650 cubic inches–4 miles per gallon.

  9. Cindy Scroggins on February 11th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Damn, that student really didn’t know what he was talking about.

  10. Aaron Winslow on February 11th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Stupid fucking students.