“Education, Education, Education” – Congrats 2 All
- Blair: “Education, education, education” It’s worth noting his commitment to sport then too.
- And by the way – Blair’s Faith Project. Where Do Non-Believers Fit In? A worthwhile question.
Comment at end
22nd August, 2008
EXAM RESULTS – DIDN’T THEM KIDS DO GOOD?
If you’re a spelling pain-in-the-backside, and still jump up and down in a catatonic fit when people confuse their “there” with their “their” and their “they’re”, you might be chewing on salt today.
And if you are an employer who finds many would-be employees incapable of communicating except through text shorthand lingo you’re probably equally reticent to recognise as generously as you might the high achievements of today’s youngsters.
But, given that by all accounts they are facing harder exams and are achieving higher grades than many of us did, when there were about 10% of us going on to higher education, generosity of spirit and congratulations is due to all those receiving great results today.
I just wish they could spell!
According to all the reports I have heard today, schools are happy with the triple education pledge of Mr Blair and his government and largely see it as having been successful over the last ten or eleven years.
Good. I’m pleased.
Now please children, remember this:
There is no apostrophe in the plural of nouns. It’s just “apples”; honestly.
Oh, and there is no apostrophe in the possessive of the indefinite article. For example, with reference to your school, it isn’t “it’s results were outstanding”.
It should be: “its results were outstanding, (more or less, if the spelling, grammar and punctuation are ignored).
It’s right to say, “it’s great to get three A*s”.
But it’s wrong to say, “it’s great to get three A*’s
You could just say – “My school dun great. Its results were brill”.
Is it only me who finds this kind of basic murder of English irritating?
It’s only me.
IF YOU THINK – IT’S O.K., I CAN USE MY ‘PUTER’S SPELLCHECKER – BE CAREFUL …
NOTHING WRONG WITH ANY OF THIS, FOR SPELLING:
I halve a spelling checker,
It came with my pea see.
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I dew knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait aweigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the era rite
Its rarely ever wrong.
I’ve scent this massage threw it,
And I’m shore your pleased too no
Its letter prefect in every weigh;
My checker tolled me sew.
Halve a nays day. In joy!