Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Your Text Is on Fire

(Title of post is intended to be read to the tune of the Kings of Leon's song.)


The picture you see above is of an essay header I received today.

There are several issues I have with this header. First of all, why isn't my name capitalized? Second of all, the header is not in MLA format. Third of all,I don't actually teach a class called English combustion; I teach English Composition. 

But, most important, now I totally want to teach a class called English Combustion

What do you think the class entails? 


15 comments:

Mark said...

I really want to take part in an English Combustion class. I'm not entirely sure what would happen though.

Andrew Leon said...

Oh, man! English Combustion sounds AWESOME! Now I have to figure out what goes into a course like that!
>runs away to figure<

Shelly said...

I think you're on to something here.

Yolanda Renee said...

Easy, this is what happens when someone reads my work before my editor gets it!

You could teach a class using my errors as examples, but beware spontaneous grammar combustion is possible!

the late phoenix said...

I wrote my Kings of Leon post a long time ago about how jealous I was of them. once was enough, I don't want to think about them anymore...and yet that post is one of the most-read at my blog, I can't win.

yes! jenny, you've come over to the dark side with me and ee, the side of the stylistic lowercase...

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I would definitely take a class on English Combustion! :)

Liz said...

English Combustion. Yeah, I want to know what that is, too.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Jenny ~
Oh, You Grammar Nazis, you...

~ D-FensDogg
‘Loyal American Underground’

DiscConnected said...

Jenny-

You may have stumbled on the title for book number two...

Larry

DiscConnected said...

Oops! Before you break out that red pen....

"stumbled ONTO the title for book number two" is what I meant to type....

Had you stumbled ON the title, I would have offered to help you up.

LC


Genskie said...

"English Combustion" sounds interesting. :P

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I don't know but it'd be worth sitting in on!

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds hot. You're the one who keeps saying grammar is sexy...

Liz said...

Ha! I want to take that class.

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

English Combustion sounds like a class on writing explosive descriptions, comic-book-style: Pow! Bam! Pop! Bang! I believe the scriptwriters of the Batman TV show may have taken that class.