Monday, December 31, 2012

Learning good English via cartoons

The website The Oatmeal displays some cartoons about good diction and correct punctuation. The cartoons are heavy-handed and often crude, but they do make their points.

For example, here’s how The Oatmeal helps us remember when to use i.e. in a sentence and when to use e.g. in a sentence.

The website also includes non-educational cartoons. One that gave me a laugh was “The evolution of our spines and speech.”

The Takeaway: In spite of their goofiness and bad taste, The Oatmeal’s educational cartoons are effective and memorable. Please note that I have no financial interest in The Oatmeal or in the sale of any product offered on the site.

See disclaimer.

Thanks to my friend Paul Henning for pointing out the The Oatmeal.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.

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