Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Vacation's Over

Well, we drove our daughter to the airport yesterday for her return to the UK. We had a lovely visit--lots of family time, a quick trip to see Grandpa and Grandma, shopping, eating out. But mostly we were beginning plans for a wedding--next fall.

I may even do a future post on a bit of planning.

I continued classes through this hiatus, so I have a new set of English language goofs. See the first set here.

What the student said----------What the student meant
say your fair-wells-----------say your farewells
beet (an opponent)-----------beat
the Virgin Island------------the Virgin Islands
some up a thought-----------sum up
armor personal----------armored personnel
Olympic meTal----------Olympic meDal
boarders of America------borders of America
The last one really had me stumped at first. The student was writing about her father doing scuba diving in a query. And I thought--is this some technical term I don't know? I finally (or maybe finely) figured it out: quarry.
Now, your assignment--write a paragraph using all the erroneous words when you really mean the correct words. Just kidding. . .


Anonymous said...

Say your fair-wells
I have been beet
I am no armor personal
I will not get the Olympic metal
I will leave for the Virgin Isle
I must way my decision
I no, I no
But I cold be ride
Or maybe I'm just dosing in the sun
To some up a thought
Finely, the boarders of America
Must go to the quarry and what?


Beverly said...

I'm so glad you had a good time with your daughter. And a wedding, exciting! Congratulations to you all.

Anonymous said...

All you need to do is to read that talk-list we both read for some significant bloopers.
Love, Father "C"

KGMom said...

I am inspired by Egretsnest and have come up with another "verse" using said words:
I said fair-well to the boarders of America
As I departed for the Virgin Island
Hoping I cold find one there
Know need to way or even beet her
She can ride in armor personal
Dosing on her way going ride to the query.
Finely, to some up this verse, I cannot touché even you.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

I want even try.
Bounsing in giggles to hard on the chair to tipe.

Mary said...

Ooooh, I'm laughing my head off at your comments!

Love those bloopers, as always. Keep them coming, Donna.

Glad you visit was great, and there's a wedding in the works? Dish!

And, I wish the best for your daughter in her search for the perfect job :o)


Jayne said...

LOL... I loved these!

Dog_geek said...

I sea your students haven't mist a beet, but I don't no weather to laff or cry.

NCmountainwoman said...

I suppose you must laugh at these bloopers, otherwise you would cry all the time. I don't think anyone proofs his or her work anymore.

I get the same feeling when I read our local newspaper. I'm tempted to write and ask, "Why are you paying this copy editor?"

JeanMac said...

Oh, a wedding, I love weddings - and bloopers.

Ginnie said...

To SUM up my thoughts: if I could WAY my preferences I COLD BEET out my opponent who is DOSING RIDE now and doesn't stand a chance.

Ruth said...

Oh dear...I do not feel clever enough to complete your assignment but I like the responses so far. Do keep us posted on the wedding preparations.