Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Now class, can any one tell me what's wrong w/ this sentence, typed by an employee of the "on-line" division of what was once a major national magazine?

What is poverty, she said, and washed her hands?
Seriously. McMegan typed that. And then she typed this:
[C]learly, there is also something soul-killing about having your society brand you and everyone you know as failures.
Golly, Megan, who is continually branding poor people as being victims of their own "poor choices?" (Note correct American-style use of question mark.)

I'd go further into her item, but I have to get down to the county welfare office. (Co-bloggers are welcome to have a crack at it.)


spencer said...

Ooooooh, ooooooooh, oooooooooh, I know! Pick me! Pickmepickmepickme!

The problem with the sentence is that Megan wrote it.

M. Bouffant said...

Spencer, it's very confusing when students change their names in the middle of the term, no matter how smart your answers are.