Why You Need an Editor #5

This appeared in a student’s journal about his university experiences:

“I was first to arrive for class, and only the professor was in the room. We smiled and knotted.”

I know, I know, you’re consenting adults and all, but that kind of thing could land your professor in a heap of trouble. Next time you’d better stick to a friendly nod.

Another student described his classroom environment:

“The students were sitting in a circular shape.”

Easy there, tiger. Do you mean a circle?

Another document offered some curious policy consequences:

“A safe-injection strategy such as this could significantly reduce the ham caused by intravenous drug use.”

I think you may be confusing two different types of “cure.”



  1. Oh my! Please make them stop.

  2. Thanks so much for your comment, T.D.!
    I thought you might like to know I just posted Why You Need an Editor #6. It’s the zoological edition!
    Stop by anytime!

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