Teacher’s unexpected response to student’s profanity-laced letter is priceless

A high school English teacher did the one thing you would never expect when a student left a profanity laced anonymous letter taped to her classroom door.

She pulled out a red pen and corrected the many grammatical and spelling errors contained therein.

According to Fox31 in Denver, a senior at McKinley High School — city/state unknown — decided there’ll be no more work done in the class. The student makes no case for such a declaration in the poorly written letter.

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But once the teacher was finished making corrections, there was a sea of red ink to behold.

Adding insult to injury, she offered the author of the letter a little advice:

“*Please use your education appropriately. Proofreading takes five minutes & keeps you from looking stupid.*”

It doesn’t get much better than that!

H/T Independent Journal Review

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  • EliseR

    Bizpac needs to hire this teacher to correct their writers’ work. “Proofreading takes five minutes and keeps you from looking stupid.”

    • eaglestalon

      LOL, seeing as you are a liberal and by definition not very bright, your comment is laughable.

      Let’s have a few examples of the writing needing correction and of course your idea of the example SHOULD read.

      C’mon lib take a slug of the kool aide, don your Obumbler knee pads and get to work.

      • Doug

        Kool Aid is correct.

      • colsooonscoorner

        Last response I saw to her, She only posts once. Then goes into hiding, ie no response.: . Maybe she has to go back for more kool-aid.

        • Debbie G

          She’s afraid she’ll make a grammatical error.

          • colsooonscoorner

            LOL

        • Rob

          she signs out and signs back in as another user to give herself up clicks

          • colsooonscoorner

            Must be hard work..

          • Max Blood

            just like a liberal lol..they need to buy votes or do it themselves to get anywhere

      • Jugatsu

        Come on, you have to admit that it is ironic that the letter has a correction “Don’t start a sentence w/a conjunction” and the article about the letter contains the following statement: “But once the teacher was finished making corrections, there was a sea of red ink to behold.”.

        These things just leap off the page, if you’re paying attention. I point them out sometimes in order to help others, not to poke fun at them.

    • Eric Stegner

      Troll

      • EliseR

        Still can’t stand FACTS, can you?

        • antiliberalcryptonite

          Down-voted. Mention #2.

        • linreis

          Oh! My! You used improper capitalization, EliseR. Why was that?

          • EliseR

            I use caps for emphasis, which is entirely appropriate.

          • linreis

            And yet, you scoff at other’s for using the same option.

          • EliseR

            No, I dont scoff at anyone for using caps for emphasis. I do scoff at your use of “other’s.”

          • monacall

            EliseR
            Would you mind telling us who you voted for In 2008 and 2012?

          • glenwood

            sounds like she voted for the sub human half breed !!

          • monacall

            Ya know I think your right. Cause she never responded. Admission of guilt one would say huh.

          • glenwood

            I do believe she voted for the jerk !!

        • linreis

          In this sentence, the word ‘still’ would be considered an indefinite adverb. To be entirely grammatically correct indefinite adverbs of time can appear either before the verb or between the auxiliary and the main verb:

          He finally showed up for batting practice.

          She has recently retired.
          For shame, EliseR

          • Teresa

            Hmmmm-I wonder

      • Beadbabe16

        When a “troll” has NOTHING of VALUE to say (which is MOST of the time, LOL) they resort to attacking grammar…..

        • EliseR

          When Conservatives have NOTHING OF VALUE to say (which is MOST of the time, LOL) they resort to ranting in badly written, badly researched articles that their followers defend despite the obvious mistakes and lies.

          • Eric G

            Hilarious how you accuse conservatives of having nothing to say considering the recent history of your posts. Since you are unable to make any credible argument about subject matter, your crusade to point out spelling and grammatical errors has proven you are the one without substance when it comes to a disagreement. The really sad part is your post here-you couldn’t even find those errors, so you just bring up past mistakes by other authors. So when are you going to start blaming Bush on bad spelling?

          • Doug

            Your spelling is impeccable.

          • Eric G

            Thunks a bunch, yor complimeent reelie meens a lot.

          • Doug

            I really don’t understand why a person doesn’t relish a compliment? Are you so bitter toward life that nothing makes you feel a sense of accomplishment?

          • Eric G

            Doug, you really missed the boat on this one. I was sincerely thanking you using a bit of humor. Talk about being bitter when someone can’t even take a joke.

          • Beadbabe16

            Yes, I think that one was “FACETIOUS”….. Gosh, barry IS “accomplishing” one thing….PEOPLE are SO TOUCHY and DEFENSIVE…..I “get it” but BOY~ IS IT SAD!!?

          • antiliberalcryptonite

            Down-voted. Mention #3.

          • Donna Elms Kanimaya

            You should at least pack your 2 brain cells to come to the conversation…Oh no..I quite forgot…libs do not even have two (2) brain cells to rub together to make even a little spark. So sorry…gave you more credit than you deserve. Why do you even follow Biz-pac…don’t bother to answer that..I already know the answer…troll.

          • Brian Robinson

            That’s bullsh!t! Yes they do you just have to get 4 to 6 liberals together at the same time. lol!

          • ltcmscusar1

            Typical libturd; If you are not right, be wrong at the top of your rant.

          • Debbie G

            The true Elise has arrived. C’mon admit it, Elise. You really couldn’t care less about sentence structure and punctuation. Your goal was just to say something negative on this site. I’d also like to comment that your use of “badly” is a poor choice for an adverb (Or is it an adjective? You decide.)

          • linreis

            Did you write this article EliseR? there should be a comma after ‘defend’.

          • EliseR

            That’s not an article — it’s a post. Still don’t know the difference?

          • linreis

            You have me giggling uncontrollably! Please see some synonyms for ‘article’:
            editorial
            feature
            news article
            news story
            newspaper account
            notice
            report
            write-up

          • Eric G

            Nice, but I’m sure EliseR will attempt to spin her way out of your response. Maybe her answer could read something like this: “It may be true there are synonyms that substantiate your case, buy my example is better than the national average.

          • Beadbabe16

            LOL!!! Yes, EliseR is on the REAL GOOD kool-aid!! She has no life but TROLLING on Conservative ARTICLES…… Poor EliseR….waiting on her monthly benefits (oh WAIT! “BENEFITS” would be SSI paid for by AMERICAN CITIZENS as they spent their life WORKING….as OPPOSED to a “HAND-OUT” to PEOPLE who are ABLE to WORK but CHOOSE NOT TO…..Now, I CONCEDE to the % of people who LEGITIMATELY “NEED”…..I used to clean house for an 80 year old couple, Mister served in WW2, Korea, AND Vietnam, and his 50yo mentally disabled son STILL lived at home~ this son would be an example of someone TRULY DESERVING!

          • linreis

            you are probably correct in your assessment. I agree! There are a lot of folks who paid dearly for their ‘benefits’ and others who just ‘take and take’…there is no comparison.

          • Teresa

            Grammar is grammar. Don’t make excuses for poor learning.

          • Rob

            The Ayatollah Hussein POTUS is paying millions to keep his grades a national secret….maybe because he is dumber than dumb?

          • Beadbabe16

            GOOD ONE!!

        • Doug

          Does it annoy you, as a supposedly educated adult,to have your writing corrected if it is incorrect?

          • Eric G

            If certain individuals feel they need to show their superior knowledge of sentence structure and spelling on a forum like this, I feel pretty bad for them. Me thinks it comes from three possible motives. 1) such low self-esteem that the only way for that person to feel better is to point out mistakes of others that are irrelevant to subject matter. 2) completely arrogant to even think someone is looking to have their spelling and grammar corrected without requesting assistance. 3) no other argument or debate of substance, so change the conversation to something trivial.

          • Doug

            Why wouldn’t someone try to write as clearly, cogently and correctly as possible? Why would one want to wallow in ignorance?

          • Eric G

            The point is it is up to that person to ask for the help or seek it out on their own. For someone else to assume a person is looking for direction and/or help is the problem we face today with ever increasing government claiming they know best and will show us the “right” way of doing things. For me personally, I think I would be pretty arrogant to tell someone they have made spelling and grammatical errors just because I see them. There are way too many pompous you-know-what’s out there that feel it is their job to correct the “inferior”. We know when EliseR and her cohorts latch on to the spelling patrol, the intent is not to gently assist the writer to help them better themselves; it is because they have no other argument.

          • Beadbabe16

            Yes…WHY??? Pray, DO TELL US liberal~~WHY do you LIKE IGNORANCE of TRUTH, LOL???

          • Beadbabe16

            Right on TARGET Eric!!! Thank you! A person with some COMMON SENSE!!

          • Beadbabe16

            I put dougie in the same spot as eliseR…..TROLL…..! Well said~ SOME people just need to GET A LIFE!

          • Eric G

            I am actually surprised at Doug’s responses regarding this spelling/grammar stuff. He is usually pretty funny and drops one liners that jab at both sides.

          • Beadbabe16

            I know where you are coming from, sometimes I would agree with something from him…..but I think if you “straddle” the fence long enough….SOMETHING(S)~ haha, are going to get hurt!! Doug is a troll who REALLY needs to get a life, I think he is a “playa~”

          • Beadbabe16

            NOT AT ALL!! That statement is just IGNORANT…..WHAT I “DO” take issue with is IGNORANCE of TRUE FACTS, and a person who cannot take part in a true “debate” of issues, someone who has NOTHING of VALUE to contribute to a conversation~ so they tell you you miSSS-SPELLLED something, LOL!! This is nOT a “term-paper”, we are not being graded, IF I accidentally hit an extra “character” or something else so TRIVIAL~~ JUST GET OVER IT!!

        • renee52

          They think they are progressive and so much smarter than us commoners!

          • Doug

            If I could improve your writing skills why not use me as a resource?

          • Beadbabe16

            OK~~EVERYONE~~Because “Doug” has nothing BETTER to do…….He is HERE to TEACH us GRAMMMMERR!!! THANX DUDE!!!

        • colsooonscoorner

          Or anything else they can find. No matter how trivial.

    • Herman Vogel

      Then go to CNN, they are perfect and NEVER make mistakes. EliseR

      • EliseR

        Bizpac makes numerous spelling, grammatical, editing, and factual errors EVERY DAY, mostly because they refuse to proofread and they refuse to correct their mistakes. That’s a far higher error rate than CNN or any other legitimate news site.

        • Amedicinewoman

          Right. Cough.

        • Herman Vogel

          Then go there,,,EliseR,,,go to your Brethren. And swim in the Cesspool of falsehoods. See ya…would NOT want to be ya.

          • Doug

            It’s mostly Michael Distortewitz who rarely writes anything without spelling errors.

          • Herman Vogel

            She doesn’t care,,,she is just a Troll in the Basement of OUR White House posting against ANY conservative and drawing a Federal Paycheck. sad, huh

          • Doug

            You’re getting a little ahead of yourself again Herman.

          • EliseR

            Michael is the worst of the BizPac gang, and the sad part is a lot of his errors could be avoided with a little proofreading. Cheryl has a bad habit of cutting and pasting from other people’s work and then not proofing, so she sometimes repeats entire paragraphs within an article. She and Michael also routinely leave editing comments in their work as well.

            What I honestly don’t understand is why these writers refuse to correct their mistakes when they are pointed out. Everyone makes errors, but most professional writers are quick to fix mistakes when they are pointed out.

          • Debbie G

            Is this the only website that you peruse for errors? Get a life.

          • linreis

            They all do it to make YOU (is that correct in this instance?) mad, EliseR.

          • EliseR

            No, they do it because they know YOU will either defend their ignorance or are not smart enough to notice the errors. They are not professional enough to show respect for their readers.

          • linreis

            I’ll bet if YOU would quit visiting this site, they would quit making their ‘errors’. LOL! Why don’t you try it? We would let you know if it works!

          • Doug

            Why do you feel that would work?

        • MSG L

          You know it makes me giggle when you get upset.You are bizpacs comic relief.

          • EliseR

            You are confusing pointing out hypocrisy to “being upset.” It’s kind of sad that you are willing to buy into the badly written lies bizpac is pushing at you. Keep laughing!

          • antiliberalcryptonite

            Down-voted. Mention #2b.

          • JackGalt

            Yep… We should really be gravitating to the well written lies the left extols.

          • Teresa

            Well, if there is anyone that is proficient at hypocrisy, it is liberals.

        • gavinwca

          Good, now if you can get CNN to publish an Article that has some truth in it along with the correct English , they might maintain some of their Readership. A truthful Article with some grammatical errors is preferred over outright LIES.

        • antiliberalcryptonite

          Down-voted. Mention #1b.

        • Patriot1

          “Legitimate”? You mean “left leaning”.

        • Lance Brown

          Conservative are capable of grasping the content of what is being communicated. Liberals need a, step-by-step guide to help them understand.

        • Brian Merica

          LOL @ CNN being a legitimate news source.

        • Debbie G

          ….and you use too many caps.

          • EliseR

            I use caps for emphasis, which is entirely appropriate.

          • Debbie G

            I didn’t say caps used as emphasis were inappropriate. I was commenting that you use them a lot. It gets old.

          • linreis

            EliseR has a great deal to ‘emphasize’, apparently.

          • Doug

            Way too much cap writing here. All caps is either indicative of low self-esteem or a cry for attention.

          • Teresa

            Anything a liberal does is appropriate. It is not if it is someone else.

        • linreis

          Can you site one instance where any of those grammatical errors have changed the ability to understand the meaning of the article in question? (As opposed to CNN, or MSNBC, etc., where the spelling might be correct, but it is over-shadowed by the editing out of the truth?)

        • Lc Goodfellow

          Simply put, trolls enjoy being jerks.

    • Boots

      And most liberals prove that stupidity can be communicated with good grammar. Being stupid is far worse than looking stupid.

      • Doug

        But looking stupid isn’t a desirable condition.

        • Boots

          You’re right… but it’s interesting because using appearance as the standard, Bush II was mislabeled and way underestimated. Inarticulate doesn’t equal stupid but is often mistaken for it. He was smart enough to beat the Democrats in two elections. He has a Harvard MBA and was given control of a fighter jet. To argue that his daddy got him both of those things suggests a Harvard MBA is worthless (implication that it can be purchased or gifted to the powerful) and that the Air Guard doesn’t value it’s very expensive airplanes (way too much governmental liability to make the incompetent pilots). Yet appearances can be deceiving. I don’t really believe all liberals are stupid. Some are naïve and others are corrupt. In balance I’d rather be underestimated if it can be used to my advantage.

          • Doug

            When I point out anything positive about Eastern schools they’re ridiculed by the intelligentsia of the posters.

          • Boots

            That funny not in a ridiculing way but funny. I don’t come to these sites looking for intelligentsia since I’m not and I don’t think intelligentsia hangs around these sites… either left or right.

        • Teresa

          It is if you are liberal.

          • Doug

            I fail to see the connection or the barb.

    • antiliberalcryptonite

      Down-voted. Mention #1.

    • Dave Mathenia

      The mistake was not made by a BIZPAC writer. It was part of the teacher’s quote. S T U P I D..

      • EliseR

        I was QUOTING the article as good advice for BizPac, not pointing out a specific mistake. IDIOT.

        • Mlm46

          You certainly can’t handle any criticism, can you Elise?

          • EliseR

            There was no viable criticism there. The error in this conversation was made by Dave and his faulty reading comprehension.

          • Mlm46

            So, the mature thing to write is IDIOT, after he wrote STUPID? Your 3rd grader probably does know better.

          • EliseR

            No the mature thing would be for Dave to not call me stupid in the first place, especially when he did not comprehend the original comment. If you attack me personally, I will attack you right back.

          • Mlm46

            Like I said, 3rd grade mentality!

        • Debbie G

          Quit with the CAPS already.

          • EliseR

            No.

    • Bouncerquinn

      He was a common core taught student at a public school. How could you expect him to know any better?
      You can’t. That teacher should have been riding his/her ass, but passed him/her instead of holding him/her accountable.
      This is our education system, thanks to liberals like you, Elise!!

      • EliseR

        Common Core standards do not go into full effect until NEXT school year . You will need to come up with another excuse for this student.

        • Debbie G

          Watch those caps…

          • EliseR

            Sometimes you have to make things obvious for the people who post here.

        • Bouncerquinn

          Thanks for taking the bait. Your answer explains a lot. For instance you say they don’t go into full effect until next year, meaning they have been used. It is a fact that common core has been taught in our public school system. But, I am not the one coming up with excuses, that is you. Public education is a shambles and you liberals are responsible. You have been destroying our educational system for decades and are the reason that uneducated kids like the one in this article are graduated, with out the knowledge to earn that diploma.
          You and your friends at the NEA fight for tenure for unworthy educators. But don’t fight for the kids to be properly educated. You are an embarrassment to this country. You should be ashamed, but your not. You are proud of the damage you have done, all the while shedding crocodile tears and blaming the parents. Parents, who didn’t have good educations, but worked their tails off to see their children get one. And you vile Cretins, deliberately leave our younger generations lacking in knowledge, so you can own them.
          It’s akin to slavery and you may not pay for it in this lifetime, but you will answer to God!!

      • Doug

        Lots of conclusions there. Common Core is just starting and this is a high school student.

        • Bouncerquinn

          Common Core has been a standard in a few states for a few years. Including Colorado. Aside from that the Progressives have been taking our schools for far more than 50 years and are the reason that Johnny can’t read.
          It’s a two headed snake. They need uneducated people to control. And they also need educated clones or bots, whatever you prefer to call them!!

          • Doug

            Perhaps he wrote perfectly before Common Core.

          • Bouncerquinn

            That’s a cop out response, because you have argument for the fact that this is a Progressive agenda and as I stated, the public education system is a miserable failure, because of Progressives. Common Core = Progressive = FAILURE!!

    • Lance Brown

      I’ve nailed you on more grammatical errors and misspellings than I can remember. You never seem to respond to your own misgivings, only criticizing everyone else. Grow up Moron.

    • elmcqueen3

      This has to be an all time best quote ever…Other English teachers must remember and use this quote when appropriate as an example of writing correctness when addressing their students…Me included!

    • Burn_the_Witch

      Soros needs to hire better trolls.

  • mobilebay

    Cheers to this enterprising teacher!

  • old_salty_dawg99

    Gotta love when LIBERAL IDIOTS show themselves to be exactly that.

    • EliseR

      Don’t you also love it when the Bizpac conservatives make the same kind of sloppy writing mistakes? What does that make them?

      • GlennBillings

        I make the mistakenly starting some sentences with a conjunction. I thought it was acceptable sometimes. I’ glad for the reminder.

        • EliseR

          Starting a sentence with a conjunction is acceptable in some informal types of writing such as when you are writing dialogue, or a speech, or in a discussion forum. It’s not considered proper in a formal paper or article.

          • antiliberalcryptonite

            Down-voted. Mention #3b.

          • GlennBillings

            Thank you. Thank you. I have forgotten a lot of the writing rules I used to know. math is really my field.

        • Doug

          I mistakenly start is the way to begin this.

      • antiliberalcryptonite

        Down-voted. Mention #3.

      • Debbie G

        Who the heck are you, the word police?

        • EliseR

          Just someone who expects writers to respect their readers and proofread.

        • Doug

          Would you rather write correctly or incorrectly?

          • Debbie G

            Correctly of course.

  • Rocketman

    And he’s being allowed to graduate? Uh, ya want effin’ fries wit dat?

  • Herman Vogel

    This should have been blown up and posted in every classroom in school. His or her friends would have known who it was and the Author would soon be outed,,,and rightfully embarrassed by their OWN classmates. lazy little POS.

    • Doug

      Amen. I had no problem pointing out students’ stupidity when it was merited.

      • Herman Vogel

        Stupid or just lazy,,Me thinks the latter.

        • Doug

          I used to take points off when a sentence didn’t start with a capital letter or end with end punctuation. Made little impression. They knew I would follow through. Lazy and stupid both work here.

  • Amedicinewoman

    I forwarded it to my sons his English dept.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    As a 33-year veteran teacher, I have seen similar things. One of the best was a letter from an irate high school senior. The letter stated that he was sick and tired of all the school rules and being told what to do, so he was quitting school to join the Marine Corps.

    • EliseR

      I bet the MC was a good “wake up call” for him. Good for him for volunteering to serve.

      • antiliberalcryptonite

        Down-voted. Mention #4.

        • EliseR

          You have something against a young man joining the Marine Corps?

          • Debbie G

            Caps.

          • EliseR

            Emphasis.

    • J. C. Smith

      He’ll get plenty of rules and people telling him what to do there!

      • Doug

        Well said.

    • Today22011

      Wonder if the corps kept him ?? LOL

  • J. C. Smith

    Kudos to the teacher.

  • tom2

    The student obviously is there against his will. A voucher system would change his attitude and perhaps his future. The problem is parents have no alternative choices unless they pay double. And the school is forced to teach this misguided child, soon to be unemployed or in prison.

    • Doug

      The kid is a thug.

      • tom2

        That too.

  • OldmanRick

    And this guy will be going to college?