Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A Grading Gem

While reading a student essay I encountered the following phonetic rendering of a common aphorism: "despite times call for despite measures." I suspect it has to do with the local accent making desperate sound somewhat similar. Not quite as bad as the innumerable comments in the past few years about the "doggy dog world" in which we live...

4 comments:

Cranky Yankee said...

"doggy dog world!"

This made me laugh! :-D

K. A. Laity said...

Does that mean you're no longer cranky, Yankee? ;-)

Robert said...

but it is a doggy dog world!

K. A. Laity said...

Not outside of Westminster! Hee hee -- so you have entered blogosphere at last? When will you be giving us the inside story on a certain granola-chomping, Earthshoe-wearing campus? ;-) Not that I don't chomp granola myself, and let the record show that I did once own a pair of Earthshoes...