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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tudoring me

I came across a website recently that focused on a controversial subject. While glancing through it I came across this surprising and totally unrelated announcement:

For those aspiring to take the IELTS examination AND/OR speak flawless English, I teach English Euphonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation. I will grade your papers, tudor you and prepare you for your examination.

No thanks, I can tudor myself.

11 comments:

  1. good find! a fine example of how our society is going to the dogs (or sheep as the case may be)!

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  2. That person is probably a product of our public education system that has stressed 'feel good' grading practices ...you know, where self-esteem is as least as important as silly things like reading, writing and arithmetic!

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  3. What better way to learn flawless English than from a tudor? Was it not the Tudor dynesty in England that spoke elegantly, albeit with little charity? Sure it was, old Henry VIII was very good at speaking, "Off with her head." Do you understand now? I hope this clarification has been helpful.

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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  4. Whatever happened to that great TV game show "Street Smarts?" The host asked questions of people he met on the street. (Jay Leno's "Jay Walking" is very much like it.) Many folks questioned had college degrees. One young gal was a grammar school teacher. She was asked, how many states in the U.S.? Her answer? 52! Geography is obviously not being taught in college, because one grad declared the two countries bordering the U.S. were Texas and Poland. I kid you not. No doubt liberal college profs demanded the show be taken off the air. Too embarrassing for them!

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  5. At least they didn't loose their head or have a lose belt!

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  6. Wow! What an excellent way to humiliate yourself!

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  7. Is this tudoring being done at the liberry? Or is that irregardless of of the orientating?

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  8. Perhaps the advertiser is teaching Elizabethan English . . . .

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  9. I ain't neether got no bad grammer.

    A. McSp

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  10. How funny. At work, I was just asked how to spell 'tutoring', because he didn't know if it was 'tutoring' or 'tudoring'. Just for fun, I did a search on the word 'tudoring', and this is the definition according to the Urban Dictionary - "The art of pretending to join in on a conversation just to change the subject to your needs." (I've certainly seen that happen a few times. Ha!)

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