|Saturday, August 18, 2012|
|Panel 1: In
the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic, Barbara is marking
papers while Marie watches. On a giant paper looming over the left side
of the panel, we see the typed words "Insert Tittle Here" (yes, that's
"Tittle," not "Title"), accompanied by words in red pen: "West of
Bathurst" plus a frowny face, and "by Kari Maaren."|
Barbara: Comma splice.
Panel 2: Barbara is scribbling on an essay.
Barbara: Semi-colon fault. Generalisation.
Barbara: Missing apostrophe. Comma splice. Dangling modifier. Subject-verb agreement error.
Barbara: Comma splice. Comma splice. Run-on sentence. Spelling error. Floating quotation. Misused dash. Comma splice.
Barbara: Pronoun-antecedent agreement error. Missing apostrophe. Tense shift. Sentence fragment. Circular reasoning. Split thesis. Semi-colon fault.
Barbara: Preposition error. Confusion of "its" and "it's." Repetition. Faulty parallelism. Faulty idiom. Misplaced modifier. Comma splice. Comma splice. Comma splice. Comma splice.
Barbara: Aaaand on to paragraph two.
Marie [leaps up from her chair]: Goodbye.
Alt-Text: A couple of days ago, I counted the number of errors in a single sentence of a paper I was marking. There were eight. *Sob*