I remember reading a long time ago an article in “Word Power” titled Classroom Classics. The author lists some of the schoolboy howlers that make grading exam papers fun. After all, don’t they say English is a funny language?
Here is a sampling:
An unmarried woman is known as a sinister
A hamlet is a little pig.
The equator is a menagerie lion running around the earth and through Africa.
The Prime Minister has the power to appoint and disappoint the members of his Cabinet
Marriage is also known as holy acrimony.
I made one up this morning.
John Keats wrote a delectable sonnet called “On first looking into Chapman’s homework.”
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