Posted by on 12 January 2005 at 10:32 am  Uncategorized
Jan 122005

After I finished grading my first set of papers last semester, a friend e-mailed me a funny story about his wife’s grading of undergraduate philosophy papers. (I only just recently got permission to post it.)

A student in one of her philosophy classes used the word “porpoise” instead of “purpose” throughout his paper. Thus he wrote phrases like “To consider this issue, one must first consult the porpoise” and “Was he guilty because of his actions, or because of his intention, or his porpoises?”

Even after so many months, that still cracks me up.

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