As college instructors, Kelly and I find lots of word abuse and misuse from students, but we see a lot of homophones in other places, as well. A billboard that used capital when they meant capitol, for example, or food going to waist. Those always makes us laugh.
My Swagbucks Daily Poll this morning asked: “Which best describes how you wake up in the morning?” As always, the choices were in descending order, with the second through sixth picks being:
“Where’s my coffee?”
“Hit the snooze button multiple times.”
“Oscar the Grouch.”
“Another day, another dollar.”
“I wake up closer to the evening.”
At the top of the list: “Ready to cease the day!”While that’s not exactly what the author meant, I’m sure, it’s probably closer to the truth for most of us, most days.
Have a good weekend.