Thursday, September 12, 2019
Stephan Pastis' cartoon yesterday made me laugh out loud. (Click the image to go to a larger version at the Pearls Before Swine Web page.)
Somehow I don't think my elementary school English teacher would have let me get away with that! Miss de Smit was an old tartar, who wasn't afraid to use corporal punishment when necessary (and yes, that was legal back then, which may shock modern sensibilities). Nevertheless, her methods must have worked, because we all graduated from her class with a pretty clear idea about English grammar, vocabulary and usage.