If 2nd graders correct NFL tweets, perhaps the league should hire them for PR work. Friday, a sharp group of students at Elmwood Franklin Elementary in Buffalo, N.Y. showed Chris Culliver, Wes Welker and Titus D Young Sr. how not to fumble in grammar on Twitter.
Citing a report on Feb. 2 from OfftheBench, the little league took on the big league -- sort of -- in a game of how to properly use the English language when writing. At a glance, you may think it was a blowout and the Pros beat the junior varsity, right? Wrong; the 2nd grade students corrected NFL tweets and won in regulation. In fact, one might say, the students capitalized on turnovers.
Faculty at the New York school challenged a group of 2nd graders with the task of correcting tweets by NFL players, some of the best in league, mind you.
And after taking the dreadful read pen to the player's tweets, it looked liked a bloodbath took place on the virtual gridiron, only this time it was on social media.
Chris Culliver is in the news a lot this week. The San Francisco 49er is gearing up in a face-off with the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans this Sunday for Super Bowl 47. He's also under fire for anti-gay comments. And if that's not enough, he has become a casualty in grammar.
However, he's not alone when it comes to mucking up the English language, the to detriment of every teacher's dreams. You be the judge; is bad grammar on Twitter lazy writing, a new fad or as good as it gets?
Oh RT @cullyinthehouse: I pray to God I'm never dieing broke
— Dike Lowery(@cheyeeeeee) January 30, 2013
It's true I could be alot better, But wit the football
— Titus D Young Sr (@TitusDYoungSr) January 22, 2013
Merry Christmas to everyone. My God bless you all!
— Wes Welker (@WesWelker) December 25, 2012
So, if 2nd graders can really correct NFL tweets, perhaps they can predict Sunday's winner of the Super Bowl?
Are you smarter -- or lazier -- than a 2nd grader when it comes to grammar?