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Sat May 26, 2018, 06:32 PM

 

Retired English teacher corrects letter from Trump and sends it back to White House

Source: The HILL

A retired high school English teacher says a letter she received from President Trump would have barely earned passing marks, so she corrected the letter and sent it back to the White House.

Yvonne Mason, an Atlanta resident who retired last year after teaching middle and high school students in South Carolina for 17 years, corrected grammatical mistakes in the letter bearing Trump's signature, including 11 instances of improper capitalization of words like "president" and "state."

"If it had been written in middle school, I'd give it a C or C-plus," Mason told South Carolina's Greenville News. "If it had been written in high school, I'd give it a D."

She did not attach a letter grade to the letter she sent back to the White House.

Read more: https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/389517-retired-english-teacher-corrects-letter-from-trump-and-sends-it-back?amp





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Reply Retired English teacher corrects letter from Trump and sends it back to White House (Original post)
laserhaas May 2018 OP
SummerSnow May 2018 #1
KatyaR May 2018 #5
laserhaas May 2018 #14
politicasista May 2018 #2
appalachiablue May 2018 #3
BigmanPigman May 2018 #4
dembotoz May 2018 #6
Chrysanthemum May 2018 #7
anneboleyn May 2018 #12
GoCubsGo May 2018 #8
Blue_Tires May 2018 #9
laserhaas May 2018 #15
FakeNoose May 2018 #10
laserhaas May 2018 #16
LanternWaste May 2018 #11
oberliner May 2018 #13

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 06:43 PM

1. His secretary must be a dotard.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Sun May 27, 2018, 08:16 AM

5. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong)

his secretary/assistant was an elevator attendant at Trump Tower.

#onlythebest

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Response to KatyaR (Reply #5)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:30 AM

14. Ha Ha.....wow

 

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 06:50 PM

2. Correct the Orange Grimace

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #3)

Sat May 26, 2018, 08:46 PM

4. I am a former teacher too and when I saw the letter yesterday on DU

I read it and agreed with what she wrote as corrections in her editing. When I saw this post and then her photo I was surprised it was written by a woman. I have looked at a lot of writing over the years from adults and students and I thought the writing was that of a man, not a woman. It is scratchy and printed rather than smooth and slightly cursive. Usually men write in this style.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 09:18 AM

6. Years ago my retired German teacher did the same

Would have been early 80s? Was sitting in a hospital waiting room reading the local rag...a story was about how some teachers had sent a letter to the school board. My former teacher was it seemed, a member od that school board. She corrected it, graded it, and sent it back. As a former student I could so see her doing that... nobody messed with Ms jungton.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 10:49 AM

7. Did this teacher contact the press herself?

While I enjoy thinking that the teacher's wonderful corrective letter was leaked by someone in the White House, it nonetheless occurs to me that maybe she went to the press herself. It's not clear to me from the article. Either way, I salute the lady!

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Response to Chrysanthemum (Reply #7)

Tue May 29, 2018, 04:27 PM

12. What diff does that make? He's the president -- most public figure in the world. His letter was

hardly some piece of confidential/personal communication. Who cares if she contacted the press? What is pertinent is that neither Trump nor his people can write grammatically correct sentences.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 11:41 AM

8. I sure hope she doesn't read his tweets.

She would be beyond horrified.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2018, 02:45 PM

9. LOLOLOLOLOLOL

I did that with the memos of a really awful boss once (she wrote on a 9th-10th grade level) but I never, ever dared give them to her... And she was a Ph.D too, believe it or not...

She tried to poison the environment so I'd quit and when I didn't quit she manufactured a sloppy, half-assed case to get me fired for cause, but by the end of the week she was the one who got fired!

But that's a story for another thread

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:31 AM

15. Karma Justice

 

Cool

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2018, 02:49 PM

10. On a different thread re: his Memorial Day tweet, this was posted yesterday



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:32 AM

16. Yeah - baby

 

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2018, 02:58 PM

11. Half-expecting her to be labeled as a grammar-nazi

Half-expecting her to be labeled as a 'grammar-nazi' (sic) by people who know nothing about either.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2018, 04:47 PM

13. Trump obviously didn't write the letter

 

And her primary issue seems to be with capitalization.

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