So, one of the things I do is help a colleague with setup and grading on one of his online classes. Friday, his class was working on Whitman's "From Pent-Up Aching Rivers." All they had to do was write a short paragraph describing what they thought the poem meant. And one took me five minutes, context, and reading parts out loud to figure out what she was trying to say. The sentence that gave me so many problems was "He throughout the rule book."
What she meant was "threw out."
That's way worse than "wah-lah" for "voila."
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