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Jun. 17th, 2004

Entering teacher's responses to a product, by way of a survey. This one was challenging. "The studnt's work was very good--she (incomprehensible word) a great deal.

That word, by context, is "improved." However, this word is very clearly written "impube." It *might* be "impribe." I'm going for "impube," though. Now I have to know what "impube" means. It sounds naughty.

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spottylogic
Jun. 17th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
No, the next survey has that same word written out very clearly. It's "Imprube." Far be it from me to make fun of people's speaking and writing disabilities...

...unless they're English teachers.
misternihil
Jun. 17th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
It seems to me that means the one copied from the other.
spottylogic
Jun. 17th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
No, it was the same teacher writing commentary. The teacher was committing imprubery.
spottedhyena
Jun. 17th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
You should return the survey to the teacher with the mistakes corrected in red ink ;?)
spottylogic
Jun. 17th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
But they're not my students, they're my customers :( It's plenty tempting, though...
spottedhyena
Jun. 17th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)
It's poetic justice and who better to be the victim of poetic justice than an English teacher....especially one who can't spell.
spottylogic
Jun. 17th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
The "three years behind the Norton Anthology" me totally agrees with you, red pen all the way. The "seven years behind the cash register" me says "Eeep, never insult a customer!"

I'm splitting the difference and putting it in my LJ, and mocking them where they can't see :)
spottedhyena
Jun. 17th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
I wonder if this particular teacher could have been a classmate of Dan Quayle's ;?)
baktre
Jun. 17th, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
From a google search: (emph added)

"Chapter III is devoted to various classes of integral inequalities of Gronwall type, and their analogues, which find applications in the theory of integro-differential equations, partial differential equations, differential equations with deviating argument, IMPUBE differential equations, etc."
spottylogic
Jun. 17th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
It could be from old church rhetoric, "the having of impube thoughts." But this is a verb, so, that doesn't work.
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