I am exhausted and I think it is finally catching up with me.  At least twice during my seventh period class I used the term, “persuasive speeching”.  I’m surprised the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission didn’t kick down the door and haul me off for such an aggravated assault on the English language.

“Do you speak English well?”

“I used to could.”

About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on May 15, 2008, in teaching and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. me fail English that’s unpossible…

  2. “Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers.”

  3. Desiree Kiesel

    That’s nothing. When I interviewed for my job at Woodburn I used the word Gramarfication.

  4. I actually wrote the line “the heater what started the fire” today in a report to my manager… thankfully, I caught it… I’ve always been a fan of the “that/what” substitution.

  5. Consciously or unconsciously, I’m always writing in curse words. Somehow my fingers always end up on the F-U-C, you get my point. It could be worse, when Jess was student teaching, one of her principals accidentally sent a mailing home in which she carefully outlined the quality of education at “pubic” schools in their districts.

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