You Might Be an English Teacher If…

Accidentally Inspired

Does anything contribute to sudden discomfort and fits of blinking into the middle distance than a poorly-placed bit of punctuation?

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What the hell does “daily” mean? If it’s sliced everyday, you don’t put “daily” in scare-quotes like that!

Who is the guy who writes the copy that goes on the packaging? Where is their copy editor? Do these people realize just how much strife they’ve caused me? It’s 5:45 in the morning, I’m trying to make a sandwich to send my kid off to school, and now my sleep-addled brain is burning out its tires trying to puzzle out just why in the name of all that’s holy the word “daily” isn’t just the word daily there.

Is it more-or-less daily? Like, some days they slice it, some days they don’t, but on the average, they slice it every day? Or is it “daily” as in taking place on…

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2 thoughts on “You Might Be an English Teacher If…

  1. Oh… the perils of poorly placed punctuation. It can make the difference between reassurance and insults. I once got an email that said “Next time call me with a question not a problem.” I knew he hated questions and given the guy’s usual manner I thought he was yelling at me. Later I saw a smiley face. WTH? So I went to talk to him. He meant “Next time call me with a question. Not a problem.”

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