6 Dec 2012
It's on days like these that I wish I had honoured my true calling: being an English teacher. I say it's my true calling because for as long as I can remember I've been annoying people around me by correcting their grammar and spelling.
When my New York Times RSS feed delivered it's latest offer to my desktop a few days ago, I couldn't help but notice the irony in the first paragraph of a feature where they interview globe-trotting business people about their travels. The gentleman they were talking to boasts that he's flown to the United Kingdom a staggering 27 times in 18 months to talk to clients who use his ......... virtual meeting technologies.
So if I was explaining irony to schoolkids, I'd just show them this paragraph and the accurate use of the word would improve significantly around the world.
If you want to read the rest of this irony click here