...when a teacher has to ask me how to spell "librarian"?
We all know it's L i b r a n.
Why didn't they ask the Librarian?
At least someone asked! I despair at the number of spelling and grammar errors I have seen in the presentations and displays at Universities I have been visiting with my daughter
I'd say it's a sign that standards aren't slipping - someone realises that they're not sure how to spell a word and asks for help - that's surely a good thing!
I'm just amazed at how can they teach others when simple words (and dictionary usage - she was actually in the library at the time) elude them?
If I was asked to spell floccinaucinihilipilification (which I - amazingly - didn't need to resort to a dictionary for, though I did double check it) I'd think "fair enough", but library? Perhaps she should spend less time on Facebook and reading trashy magazines and more time reading decent books.
Today I received an email from the English HoD here. It contained: "I still haven't asked her too do that." The students have no chance.
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It probably isn't fair on the OP for me to re-post this in "pedantic", but I couldn't help it as it is just plain bad.