Good thing we’ve got a college education behind us

There are signs plastered all over campus this week advertising that the disability resource center needs volunteer note takers to help some disabled students. The last part of the sign reads [sic] "Volunteer note takers will receive a ten dollar gift certificate for the bookstore; at the end of the semester, for each credit of the class." So, let’s imagine that the person who wrote this is so grammatically impaired that he really thinks the use of the semicolon and the comma in that sentence is correct. It probably wasn’t an english major after all. Still, don’t you think that if you had written an ad that you were going to make 300 copies of and post where the entire university would read, that you could ask someone to proof read it real first?

Not Funny

There is an article in the university newspaper whose front page blurb reads “Special Olympics Floods Campus. See page 4.” Probably somebody thought that was funny, making a pun on current events with the word “flood”. I for one am not amused. I consider that neither funny nor appropriate. I don’t know who wrote that line, and that’s probably a good thing (for him).