Friday, February 12, 2010

Best Mistake of the Day

Sometimes, students miswrite words, perhaps because they've misheard them over the years. Usually, the subsequent mistake doesn't really make sense. But this time, this time it worked:

X was heart retching.

There's some sort of metaphorical brilliance there, even if it came through a mistake. There are things that make the heart want to retch rather than be wrenched, aren't there?

1 comment:

  1. Heh. I'm having a heart-retching week, so.