Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sailboat? No, this principal seems better acquainted with a FAILboat...

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A reader who wishes to remain anonymous sent in this crazy picture. Our anonymous reader says: This was in our school newsletter...written by the principal...where I work! Sadly, this sort of communication is not uncommon among the faculty...

In this brief communication, I spotted a bunch of apostrophe catastrophes (sailin' should be apostrophized, and this principal never apostrophized it), "sail boat" written as two words instead of as one word, weird spacing, too many exclamation points, weird language/awkward sentence structure...

I see that the principal obviously doesn't proofread stuff he or she sends to the faculty, but I do hope the principal has someone proofread the things he/she writes for the parents or students!

Thanks to our anonymous reader for this frightful picture!

11 comments:

LadyStyx said...

That was pretty frightful. Especially considering who wrote it.

Bridgete said...

Well, no wonder our school system is so useless...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Agreed, ladies!

Jeremy Bentham said...

That IS scary. Hey it could be worse..at least the principal isnt inviting the children to take a ride on his 'sail boat'...Ohhhhh

ChicagoLady said...

Question: Should "smooth sailin'" and "well oiled" be hyphenated or not?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Jeremy: True--thank goodness for that!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: I'd hyphenate "well-oiled" but not "smooth sailin'." I would, however, change "smooth sailin'" to "smoothly sailin'" in a couple instances... :)

The Punctuator said...

Somebody buy that principal a thesaurus!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hell yeah--he desperately needs one!

Carlos said...

Wow. It's no wonder kids are so fucking illiterate.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I know! When the PRINCIPAL writes that poorly, do those poor kids even stand a chance?