Should we start a movement?

Everyone needs to take a moment to look at this XKCD comic and the related Wikipedia article.  I think the XKCD is one of the best ideas ever.  Any teachers reading this should consider implementing its wisdom.

3 comments for “Should we start a movement?”

  1. Gravatar of kathkath
    Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 at 8:21:52 AM

    Love it! Now if I could just get some of my students (future teachers, mind you) to use "principal" instead of "principle"... *sigh*

  2. Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 at 1:02:37 PM

    I haven't made that mistake since I learned that the principal was my PAL. If we could get the English writing world to band together and always use the correct form there, their and they're, I think the world would be a much better place.

  3. Gravatar of kathkath
    Posted Saturday, January 08, 2011 at 8:05:41 PM

    Exactly! I've been tempted to tell them this, but it seems borderline insulting to mention it in a COLLEGE class... but maybe I should risk it! : )

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