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‘Sir’ is a state school English teacher in a big city in the UK. Prior to this he worked with children with a variety of Special Educational Needs, particularly those with behavioural and social problems. His teaching has been rated as ´Outstanding´ by Ofsted which means he once did a great job for 50 minutes. Save for a light dusting of fiction in order to protect the innocent (and indeed the guilty) anything recounted here is absolutely true. Otherwise, there will be some exciting political debate where everything Sir thinks is also absolutely true. Twitter: @seekingsir

19 November 2012

'Shakespare Fail'

For those of you familiar with Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, this popped up in a year 8 essay that I am currently marking and compelled me to do a little update:

Shylock says that Antonio spat on his 'Jewish gaberdine'.  This  shows that Antonio is blatantly anti-septic.

It's the 'blatantly' that got me.  As if Antonio were strolling along the Rialto chastising Jewish usurers in a fug of TCP. 

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