June 18th, 2006

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Humour: What Students Purportedly Write....

I usually groan when relatives send me forwarded jokes and humour pieces in my email, but parts of this one made me laugh till I wept.

These are supposed to be real examples, but I almost can't believe it. I'm not a teacher, so I can't judge properly.

Why English Teachers Die Young

Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual similes and metaphors found in high school essays.These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners.

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
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