Quite Possibly the Worst Letter Ever Sent From a School Teacher

This letter was sent from none other than the Director of Curriculum from a city public school in Alabama. Full of unnecessary quotation marks, spelling mistakes, and absolutely appalling sentence structure, this must be one of the worst letters ever sent from a teacher to the pupils’ parents in the history of formal educational establishments.

He may have been shedding tears of joy, we are shedding tears of dismay!

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13 Extremely Unfortunate Abbreviations That You Couldn’t Show Your Mother

The English language is being increasingly condensed; sometimes it is appropriate, most of the time it isn’t. Here are 13 occasions when the human tendency to condense words resulted in extremely unfortunate abbreviations, for which we are extremely grateful.

As usual with these things, the contents of some of these pictures are not for the easily offended… the clue’s in the title.

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Reads: "Butt.Finger Blast"
Sounds delicious

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10 Words That You May Think You Know the Meaning of, But Probably Don’t

Coca-cola vending machine and pepsi lorryEditors and proofreaders can be pretty annoying, and their tendency to point out the slightest error in your written English can really grind. You only need to take a quick look at many of the blogs that are published online to see that your written English is better than most. In fact, sometimes you may actually purposefully break the rules of grammar; that’s fine. However, breaking the rules of grammar and vocabulary by mistake is not, and if you use words incorrectly then you just look plain old dumb.

Here are ten words that are commonly completely misused. Familiarize yourself with them and do us all a favor and use them correctly for a change.

Picture of the number one

Ironic

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Top 7 Made-Up Words Found in Everyday Language

The English language is under serious threat from people who like to use made-up words that don’t really exist or who use words they don’t know the real meaning of.
The following seven words are completely made-up items of vocabulary that have crept into the English language and are misused on a very regular basis.

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The Last Possible Thing You Want to Happen When You’re Berating a College Education

While news of high unemployment among university graduates is indeed rife, you would think that someone who holds the title of “staff reporter” would make absolutely, positively certain that an article berating the value of a college education was flawless—apparently not. Unfortunately for this avid reporter, the only thing this article proves is that journalists …

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10 Funny Facebook Spelling Mistakes and the Responses They Deserved

Facebook logoThe problem with social media is that, if you fail to engage the services of a native Engish proofreader, many of your mistakes are there for the world to see. Fortunately, quite often these mistakes have hilarious consequences, as these funny Facebook spelling mistakes prove.

Warning: If you are easily offended, give this post a miss. Our post on lame excuses for Facebook mistakes is a little tamer.

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2 Free Preposition Games to Print and Keep

If you’re learning English and want some fun ways to master vocabulary and grammar, our preposition games offer you an ideal way to explore language and get to grips with the basics. In this post, we present two interesting games that can be used to learn about the common prepositions that are used in the English language, while also hopefully having a bit of fun. Who said learning English was boring?

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