27 September 2009

Cummer gain?

Yesterday was the European Day of Languages, the 26 of September, and to commemorate it someone on the alt.usage.english newsgroup suggested that people try their hand at translating the following into understandable English:

All literacy across learning experiences and outcomes

People who want to teach literacy first need to be literate themselves, or is it just that Scotch dialect is outwith the remit of English speakers?


Tauratinzwe said...

Come again?

jams o donnell said...

Err now that doesn't make much sense at all!

Steve Hayes said...

Educationese is the most impenetrable jargon of all. I once edited the study material for a university course called "Temporal Andragogics" (I kid you not). The lecturer thought that "History of adult (male) education" didn't sound nearly "scientific" enough.


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