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Honors Club Abuse

Casey writes about this banner spotted at Sacramento City College:

Beyond the heinousness of “THURSDAY’S,” there is the issue of the extra periods in “GPA,” the complete abuse of the English language (“2DaY”, “4Life”) and the burning question: Since when does a C-average warrant being included in any honors clubs?

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Anonymous says:

GPA stands for Grade Point Average. Why can’t it have periods?

mugs says:

The school setting makes for an extra wince. I’m reminded of the high school I would pass on the way to work during the 2000 Census; the marquee sign reminded students to bring in their, and I quote, “Cencus forms.” Wince wince wince.

hellocasey says:

@shoobe01 “RN220″ is indeed a valid, correct thing to say. it’s an abbreviation for “rodda north 220″ but to a non-student, i can see the confusion this would cause. “or the space, i guess.” priceless!

-casey

KELLY SCHMICKLE says:

Oh my god! I love this blog!

I am an English teacher, and I can’t understand why people still use apostrophes wrong!

And, it bothers me to no end when I see errors on signs on campus. We are a university, after all! Ugh!

At the restaurant across the street from the winery where I work on weekends, their menu says:

“Sweet Pea’s Chili – That means Sweet Pea’s recipe. So no actual PEAS’S were harmed.”

SERENITY NOW!!!

shoobe01 says:

I also have to ask, not knowing the location, is “RN220″ a valid thing to say? Sorta looks like they mean “Room 220″, abbreviated correctly to “Rm 220″ but couldn’t find the “M” stencil. Or the space, I guess.