Monday, November 8, 2010

Ahoy, Matey's!

One of my students today was confused about a grade on and English paper. He made the mistake of letting a peer read the funny parts to the class:

"When the character finally mated his adventure, he looked back on all he had done."

"Being mated with the ordeal was a great feeling for the main character and his family."

What a difficult way to find that "mate" doesn't mean "to finish" in quite the way he was thinking.