This weekend, I encountered three stellar examples of how our system of education provides. In order:
- I heard a college student use the phrase curled up in the fetus position.
- I heard a fan say ignorantest to describe a poor call by an ACC official in Virginia Tech’s win against Cincinnati.
- I read this quote by Macho Harris. He’s explaining how he finally made one of the big plays expected of him.
“I knew it, but I wasn’t pressurizing myself about it,” Harris said. “I knew my chance would come.”
Why bother teaching the English language if these are the results we can expect?