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Fragments from Floyd

Smell Check

A recent anecdote from a teacher makes me wish I’d kept a list of student (and later, patient) malaprops from my careers in classroom and clinic…

I asked my students to write several letters, and one was to a business that made a product they really enjoyed. Here is a letter I read this evening:

Dear Ralph Lauren,

I am writing to you to talk about one of your products, which is colon. My dad bought me your colon which is called Romance.

I love your colon. It smells good and the fragrance lasts a long time. It also has a little box that I can put the bottle in. I never go anywhere without it. Keep up the good work.


AB Student

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