Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Animal Farm



I was marking essays and thought this was rather a fine example of a piece of writing that was doing all right until it unaccountably fell to bits:


"I feel Orwell is trying to warn us of the dangers of the way people act when they are in power. In the same way, the pigs can fool the rest of the animals because they are ederactected and speak with such fluencency."

One takes one's pleasures where one can.

13 comments:

fifi said...

oh, if only I was so ederactected..LOL.

Fabulous!

RachelJane said...

Oh the irony...

Warty Mammal said...

Ederactected = 50% educated, 50% redacted.

Frogdancer said...

I'm marking year 12 essays and copying down a few gems for a post like this.
And people say that English teachers don't know how to live!!

persiflage said...

Were they detected in being eddicated?
I just want to go around making corrections. Like today where the local travel agent was advertising criuses.

peppermintpatcher said...

It could be a very valid argument - if only you knew what it actually meant...

DangAndBlast! said...

Never seen someone write with a stutter before :)

I had some gems when teaching -- entertainingly enough, often from the bright students who just had brain glitches, like the straight-A student who wrote throughout the whole essay about the Turks' goal of exterminating the Americans (not Armenians). Wish I could have remembered more...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's classic--ah, the memories of grading.

Loth said...

There's no pig like an ederactected pig.

Rosemary Riveter said...

WOW, that really did fall apart spectaculalalalarlay.

Thimbleanna said...

Poor guy...and he was doing so well. Your sure have the life Isabelle -- thanks for sharing it with us!

Gina E. said...

I really don't get what your student was trying to say about the pigs, but I left school when I was 15, so I'm probably uneducated compared to teachers.
But I love the photo of the kitties curled up together.

Lesley said...

Fablius, wish I were as clevericated.

Lesley x