Derby #144: How Do They Work?
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How Homophones Work

How Homophones Work
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fishbiscuit5


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I would wear this and point to it often while teaching middle school children who consistently misuse the English language.



SarurunKamui


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Dragons + grammar = win.

Do want!

llklocke


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I have to say I'm partial to dragons myself [glances down at own entry for this week's derby]!

JTMosh


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GMV. I'd buy for sure.

colinm09


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There is a shirt that they're not going to like because it makes fun of their inability to speak English well. I love it!

And damnit, I tried!

-Matt Colin

maskedmallard537


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Grammatically correct dragons from the waffleiron! I'd totally wear this in front of my students.

notnorm


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hah, great idea. people always screw those up as well.

william14


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nice, makes me remember TROGDOR!!!!!

[Mod: Sized your pic for you]

paigeg


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I would wear this and point to it often while teaching middle school children who consistently misuse the English language.


Middle school, hell. I teach COLLEGE and still cannot get a correctly constructed sentence. And there/their/they're is tied with affect/effect, its/it's, and your/you're for incorrect usage. What can I do??? High school teachers, it's all on YOU to correct this heinous corruption of our language [disclaimer - I don't blame any single person, but I learned my basic language skills before 6th grade. I'm just saying...]. At this point I'm supposed to be focusing them on more abstract concepts, not basic language and writing skills...

fishbiscuit5


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paigeg wrote:Middle school, hell. I teach COLLEGE and still cannot get a correctly constructed sentence. And there/their/they're is tied with affect/effect, its/it's, and your/you're for incorrect usage. What can I do??? High school teachers, it's all on YOU to correct this heinous corruption of our language [disclaimer - I don't blame any single person, but I learned my basic language skills before 6th grade. I'm just saying...]. At this point I'm supposed to be focusing them on more abstract concepts, not basic language and writing skills...


Do the kids still write papers using text when they get to college? I find it so frustrating that they have such a hard time separating their texting from actual writing. Also curious how they manage to get accepted into college if they cannot write correctly constructed sentences. I remember taking a writing test for undergrad admissions. If you did not score well, you had to take remediation courses. Perhaps times are different. Well, I will continue to do my part and teach correct grammar usage every single day! I definitely think wearing this shirt would help the cause ;-)



niccamarie


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:Do the kids still write papers using text when they get to college? I find it so frustrating that they have such a hard time separating their texting from actual writing. Also curious how they manage to get accepted into college if they cannot write correctly constructed sentences. I remember taking a writing test for undergrad admissions. If you did not score well, you had to take remediation courses. Perhaps times are different. Well, I will continue to do my part and teach correct grammar usage every single day! I definitely think wearing this shirt would help the cause ;-)


It was because of this in college, as a student, that I realized both that I had had a relatively very good education, and that the education system gets lemon juice in the eye (because my education definitely had a lot of problems, but it was relatively good!) Those of us students who can write a decent sentence hate the horrific grammar of our peers just as much as our professors. We're the ones they always want to proofread their work. XD if my shirt does win, I'll be sorely tempted to give one to one particular friend who always asked for proofreading but then felt insulted at how many marks I'd made!

juzijuzi


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Is it just me or does anybody else see bananas instead of dragon flames? The good thing is, I love bananas!

P.s. I also love dragons, check out my entry this week for major flame action!

Hektikshok


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Strong Bad would be proud.

Blackfox19765


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I love the concept. It's awesome. I would totally buy this... if it didn't look like it was made in paint. =[

jjhatch


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Blackfox19765 wrote:I love the concept. It's awesome. I would totally buy this... if it didn't look like it was made in paint. =[


This.

madduck84


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jjhatch wrote:This.


The idea was to make it look like it was drawn on a blackboard, hence the chalk stroke appearance.

My Wife's Shirt:

niccamarie


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madduck84 wrote:The idea was to make it look like it was drawn on a blackboard, hence the chalk stroke appearance.


MadDuck is right. If you want to see a higher-quality image, you can here: http://imgur.com/hiNlw. I can assure you it was not made in paint

Jedigreedo


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I, too, would like to buy this. Maybe even two. :D

fishbiscuit5


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niccamarie wrote:It was because of this in college, as a student, that I realized both that I had had a relatively very good education, and that the education system gets lemon juice in the eye (because my education definitely had a lot of problems, but it was relatively good!) Those of us students who can write a decent sentence hate the horrific grammar of our peers just as much as our professors. We're the ones they always want to proofread their work. XD if my shirt does win, I'll be sorely tempted to give one to one particular friend who always asked for proofreading but then felt insulted at how many marks I'd made!


You are to be commended, my friend! Check out the votes! Yay!



IgnatiusRiley


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Very nice, though I would prefer a shirt that explains the difference between "its" and "it's". I'm continually amazed at how often I see people mix the two up. There really is no excuse for something like that.

darkbladearts


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Oh, as a tutor, a college student, and a mom--I want this shirt! I know.. more people than you can buy woot shirts in one day that I'd love to gift it to. :p

madduck84


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IgnatiusRiley wrote:Very nice, though I would prefer a shirt that explains the difference between "its" and "it's". I'm continually amazed at how often I see people mix the two up. There really is no excuse for something like that.


I still mix that up sometimes, but thats the only one i occasionally have trouble with.

My Wife's Shirt:

Stargaziey


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As an English Major, I approve of this message! :D

This is so fun with the look of something from a kid's book.

cakeninjak


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I would wear this and point to it often while teaching middle school children who consistently misuse the English language.


I would wear this and point to it often while teaching educated adults who consistently misuse the English language.

DJ9975


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:I would wear this and point to it often while teaching middle school children who consistently misuse the English language.


With the advent of texting, this is now also available for use with: high school students, college students, business professionals, politicans, and your friends on facebook.

kiriwren


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niccamarie wrote:It was because of this in college, as a student, that I realized both that I had had a relatively very good education, and that the education system gets lemon juice in the eye (because my education definitely had a lot of problems, but it was relatively good!) Those of us students who can write a decent sentence hate the horrific grammar of our peers just as much as our professors. We're the ones they always want to proofread their work. XD if my shirt does win, I'll be sorely tempted to give one to one particular friend who always asked for proofreading but then felt insulted at how many marks I'd made!


I, too, will definitely wear this when I teach my college classes -- grammar + dragons has my name written all over it!

Kalari


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madduck84 wrote:I still mix that up sometimes, but thats the only one i occasionally have trouble with.


For future reference, "it's" is a contraction of "it" and "is." That's it. That's the only time "it's" is ever used. In every other instance, you want "its."

Hope that helps.


p.s. And I love this shirt! GMV for sure.


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jjhatch


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niccamarie wrote:MadDuck is right. If you want to see a higher-quality image, you can here: http://imgur.com/hiNlw. I can assure you it was not made in paint


Ahh... I see now. It wasn't very clear in the smaller images that the strokes were supposed to look like chalk.

BSquared6


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madduck84 wrote:I still mix that up sometimes, but thats the only one i occasionally have trouble with.


not to be "that guy," but i do believe you mean "that's"

riddlescn


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niccamarie wrote: Those of us students who can write a decent sentence hate the horrific grammar of our peers just as much as our professors. We're the ones they always want to proofread their work. XD if my shirt does win, I'll be sorely tempted to give one to one particular friend who always asked for proofreading but then felt insulted at how many marks I'd made!


I'm still doing that for my friends/peers. I really hope you get more votes, because I'd buy one for myself, and probably several more for my siblings! This is a great way to visualize the difference, since the pictures are funny but effective. That way, anyone who reads the shirt will be more likely to remember the differences!

darkbladearts


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What?? Not even fog? Will you by chance make this available elsewhere?

niccamarie


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darkbladearts wrote:What?? Not even fog? Will you by chance make this available elsewhere?


Once the two-month blackout is up (gotta keep the woot legal department happy!), I'll post it on Zazzle. Thanks for all the support - I've only been designing for a couple months (this is my 5th submission, I think? Maybe 4th? I'm a perfectionist and submit fewer than I start :P), so just getting this close to the fog was really exciting!

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