Illiteracy: One words so many meanings.

Example 1: Yesterday I referred to the new movie Iron Man as Ironman. Sorry about that. It was decently entertaining, but I was a little disappointed overall, maybe because I'd heard that it was amazing so my expectations were too high.

Example 2: An excerpt from a college level history paper-

"Electricity. One words so many meanings light, Thomas Jefferson, streetcar, flow, power."

Spelling and punctuation are reproduced verbatim, and this student is a native English speaker. I'm not trying to be mean, I just thought it was kind of hilarious and I wanted to share.

Jefferson? Brilliant.


Unknown said…
ha! the other day i received a resume that cited the candidate's "communicational skills."

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