"The Wombat is a Joy, a Triumph, a Delight, a Madness!" ~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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...