Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

My Photo
Location: United States

Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Pop quiz

What is most wrong with the following sentence from a current AP news story?

"Rosie O'Donnell is expected to make a surprise return to daytime television by taking over exiting Meredith Vieira's slot on the talk show 'The View.'"

Is it
A) The existence of "The View"?
B) The existence of something called "daytime television"?
C) The career of Meredith Vieira?
D) The fact that a "surprise return" cannot also be "expected"?
E) None of the above? (Feel free to offer write-in answers)

My reaction, by the way, was D. Which is not to say that everything else on that list doesn't definitively qualify as "wrong."

I am such an English teacher.