02 April 2009

Grading is Fun

I was grading essays this morning while my students were taking an exam. As I got to one particular essay on the history of policing in the American south, I had to stifle a fit of the giggles. Here's the sentence that set me off:

They would also patrol for African American semen that came from the North;
the semen would have to stay on the boat and were not allowed to walk on the
street.


Snort!

4 comments:

Robin's Reports said...

Can you manage to go back, with a straight face, and ask for an illustration? I need an illustration because my own visual has me on the floor.

dephal said...

I have to admit I've been having visuals myself, and they're not pretty! :-)

Knatolee said...

"And then they arrested the semen and put them in condoms..."

dephal said...

Hee hee!