So, without further ado, I'd like to present the nominees for this year’s Oscares:
The first nominee exhibits innovation as well as a stunning disregard for spell check:
Hentz, it is important.
The creator of this error seems to have been inspired by a ketchup brand, a rental car company- or perhaps both.
Nominee #2 is another unique error. Like hentz, it screams, "Who needs spell check?" Although, this error may even be too intense for spell check to handle. Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present Nominee #2:
I had the erg to tell someone about it.
Nominee #3 is a sequel. The student made this same error earlier in the quarter, which I pointed out and corrected before returning her essay. Apparently, she didn’t take heed as it resurfaced again this week, causing her instructor to question why she even bothers writing comments if her students don't bother reading them. Here it is for the second time:
We take many things for granite.
Or maybe my student was simply indicating that we mistake many things around us for intrusive, felsic, igneous rock.
Now, Nominee #4 is a very dangerous error to make, especially in this post 9/11 world where instructors are required to report any essay content that suggests a student may be a threat. It sounds like the author of Nominee #4 may be attending some kind of summer terrorist camp. Here's a clip:
When summer comes, I usually like going to the beach for bomb fires.
Nominee #5 is a light-hearted error. In fact, it's a musical and a 17th century period piece. Everyone clap in 3/4 time to:
It takes me twenty minuets to get to school.
And, the award goes to....
Oh, I can't decide. They are all so wonderful. I need your help. Which error should win the Oscare?
*This was actually a post from last year. But if the movie industry can recycle the same material over and over again, I figure I deserve one repost.