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I Am Helping to Destroy the English Language

I am an English teacher, and I am helping to destroy the English language. There. I said it.

As an English teacher of 34 years, this was not an easy thing for me to come forward about. We teachers of English are supposed to be ferreting out unneeded commas, circling misplaced apostrophes, and knocking down those dang dangling participles. We are supposed to be splashing red ink over…




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John Egelkrout

John Egelkrout

I am a teacher in an inner-city alternative school and work a small hobby farm with my wife. I write about politics, education, and social issues.

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