Saturday, November 14, 2009

When To Find a New Writing Teacher

For whatever reason, my daughter needed to rewrite this story for her writing class (the link is not the actual version of the one she read, but similar). One of her final sentences read as follows,
“Rambling merrily, the farmer led the horse to his stable leaving the bemused lion by himself.”
Instead of saying that perhaps “bemused” wasn’t the best description of the lion, this is what her teacher said,
“Wait, that doesn’t make any sense because the lion wasn’t happy, was he?”

2 comments:

Shez said...

oy, vey. That's reminiscent of a science teacher I had who insisted a vacuum was air under pressure.

Lynne said...

Well, at least she knew it was a scientific term.

Oy, vey is right.