A Fool of Myself / Technical Writing

#79: Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

  1. You read your friend’s blog and wonder at her way with words.
  2. You write a heart-warming note to your friend, and she marks necessary corrections in red pen and returns it to you for a revision.
  3. Your friend uses the word “pedagogy” rather than simply saying “teaching theory.”
  4. Your friend not only corrects the grammar on television commercials and billboards but mutters that the TV/billboard writers are morons under her breath.
  5. Your friend’s bookshelves are lined with books that have the word “writing” or “style” in the titles.
  6. You routinely receive grammatically correct text or instant messages from your friend.
  7. Your friend belongs to the Fans of the Serial Comma and Good Grammar Is Hot groups on Facebook.
  8. When you greet your friend with her name, she corrects you: “No, it’s Master Sarah.”
  9. Your friend is wearing a pompous-looking, cape-type garment lined in white.
  10. Your friend is Sarah Austin!

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” — Albert Einstein

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2 thoughts on “#79: Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

  1. CONGRATULATIONS, Master Sarah!!! Thanks for including a picture–I can’t wait to see more! And what a clever blog, too. Not that I would expect anything less; I am always wondering at your way with words.

  2. Thanks! I have a spattering of pictures from different sources, so as soon as I get them, I’ll post them on Picasa.

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