Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Gay Undead

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13 Comments:

Anonymous heidi said...

This is mind-boggling. I admire your restraint, ahfb. Given: 1. awful, soul-numbingly misinformed content (how many sentences do we think the author actually read and understood in each article? twelve, generously?), 2. just.... baffling grammar, I think I would have succumbed to the temptation to run this through the shredder in disgust. Of course, that's assuming that you don't indulge in the guilty pleasure of paper-destruction AFTER scanning them to LBatF.

Also, I have decided, in my own grading, to distinguish between merely awkward phrasing ("awk" & "wc") and just plain incorrect. I now write words like "wrong" and "bad" on students' papers. It's cathartic. I heartily recommend it.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous poly c said...

I spat out chocolate just at the headline.

11:50 PM  
Blogger AHFB said...

wow heidi: congrats on being able to write "bad" on things. I'm sure you're not one of those people that grades in purple ink rather than red.

Theres no way I could shred these papers up; i've got all the ones I've edited tucked away. I'm hoping that maybe someday found magazine will do one of their finder profiles on me.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, are you a male or a female? I was just talking with someone who thought you were a girl, but I had thought otherwise. Now I'm dying to know.

12:12 AM  
Blogger AHFB said...

I'm a guy as seen in one of the recent entries where I drew myself as a stick figure correcting a paper without sympathy for a whiny writer.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous heidi said...

Actually, I mark up papers profusely and in pencil. When one has snarky tendencies, it's wise to be able to curb one's tongue upon rethought. I keep the "bad" and "wrong" though... because sometimes you've got to call a spade a spade. Also, I believe in the possibility of my own falliability... I make syntactical errors, too. ;)

Oh, and yay for stick figures.

1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a guy? In that case... *swoon*

10:33 AM  
Blogger whit said...

things like this make me want to be a gsi just so i can read them all the time and give them bad grades...

12:15 PM  
Blogger tekla said...

I thought the teal pen indicated femininity, but I suppose that'll teach me to fall pray to the gender/ink fallacy.

2:07 PM  
Blogger tekla said...

and by "pray," I mean "prey."

2:07 PM  
Blogger AHFB said...

the "teal" pen is just the micron pen version of blue. Micron pens rule.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Ha ha, "girl pen ____, everybody, girl pen ____!" A little inside joke there.

What does the "wc" mean in corrections? Never seen that one.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous ko said...

You've got them all "tucked away", huh? You make it sound so organized...

10:09 AM  

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