Today while my students were taking a test, I thought I'd do some old-fashioned writing by hand. Something one can do without the left, carpel-tunnel-y one. Somehow it turned angry...
I know, it gets pretty bleak. But in the interest of full disclosure I thought I'd permit you this peek at the grim underbelly of my psyche. And for some reason the next part won't let me enlarge it without it getting cut off by the really important stuff on my right sidebar. So squint, suckers.
The next part is made even more maddening by the fact that it is both A) a lyric in a popular Kanye West song and B) printed in huge letters and posted right next to my desk at work by someone who shares my classroom.
Nongermane, but still important to note: there exists no sentence which wouldn't be better served by simply saying "among" instead of the outdated, awkward and ridiculous "amongst." Next time you hear some mouth-breather trying to sound literate by dropping an "amongst" into their invariably unenlightening sentence, consider "among" and tell me if I lie.
(I feel I should note that while this post is tagged with "PMS" I'm not actually currently experiencing any premenstrual syndromes. The tag just seemed appropriate to the tone of the post.)