Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I love non-native speakers

Just as my Korean students get a kick out of my Korean mistakes, I get a kick out of the things I read while rating TOEFL essays. Two of the many things I learned today:

1. Prairie dogs are "small, planet-eating rodents." (One wonders how large the student writing this response must have been if a planet-eating creature rated "small" in his or her sight.)

2. Cows eat more than glass. (While it's obvious the writer was Asian, I like to imagine cows with their own version of the eating disorder pica.)


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