In the words of former President Bush (Yale ’68): “Childrens can learn!”

February 20th, 2011 · 45 comments

Nope, it’s not just a West Coast thing — you can has exemplary higher education all over the country!

To wit: Marybeth spotted this totally [sic] bulletin board at Central Connecticut State University back in 2006.

HOW IS YOUR EYES? My eyes? My eyes [is] great. Yours [is] not so great.

related: Yes, this is from a college campus.

FILED UNDER: college life · Connecticut · smartass · spelling and grammar police


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  • #1   lupanime bang

    insert BAD PARK YOU comment here

    Feb 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   chrys

      Bad spell you.

      Feb 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Lucy

      Put a bird on it.

      Feb 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Canthz_B bang

      Too soon for cow bell again, huh?

      Feb 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Canthz_B bang

    Is you is or is you ain’t my baby blues?

    Feb 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   -phx-

      dear god i hate that song!

      Feb 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Canthz_B bang

      Don’t it make my brown eyes blue?

      Feb 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   unsatisfied

      Makes my balls blue.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 11:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Shirley Ayejest

      Hmmm…I always thought it was “DONUTS make my brown eyes blue”

      Feb 22, 2011 at 11:45 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Turd ferguson

    These eyes have seen a lot of love but they’re never gonna see another love like they have in you.

    Thanks for asking

    Feb 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    My eyes is at ease except after they seize.

    Feb 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Smiley4099

    I don’t sees anything wrong with this. I guess my eyes has something wrong with them. What are supposed to be funny?

    Feb 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      I saw what you did there. Nicely done.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 10:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Jason

    I bet the second line was meant to say “EYESIGHT?” but the stenciller got bored halfway through.

    Feb 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Marybeth84 bang

      Yeah, probably. If I recall correctly, he was a stoner. haha

      Feb 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   James L.

    Unfortunately, this is a valid Ebonics grammatical structure.

    Feb 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      No, in Ebonics it would be “How yo’ eyes is, Man?”

      Feb 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   TippingCows

      And in jive, it would be, “Whatchu be seein’ in the middle of a night blacka than my bro, foo’?”

      Feb 20, 2011 at 11:25 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Canthz_B bang

      Is that Jive, or just Mr. T? ;-)

      Feb 21, 2011 at 12:23 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   TippingCows

      It’s the bible! I’ll trilly now, Mistah Unhep.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 2:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    Eye wonder if the chart on the left has anything to do with dyslexia rates?

    Feb 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Smiley4099

      I’ve been wearing glasses since I was nine. No wonder I can’t write anything correctly.

      Feb 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Canthz_B bang

      I feel your pain. Optometrists are members of a mysterious cabal.
      Why does my prescription get stronger every year if they are doing me some good?

      Ever notice that when you say you can see perfectly, they dial that lens back once and write you a prescription for that setting?

      Seems wrong somehow, but I can’t put my finger on it…I can’t see that far, and they don’t give you back your glasses in time to catch them!

      Feb 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Canthz_B bang

      I’ve got a plan for them this year. My eye exam is this Thursday afternoon. When I get to my “perfect” setting, I’m going to let them move forward one more and call that perfect. When they dial back one, I’ll have what I like!

      Score one for the blind (or soon to be blind) guy!!

      Feb 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   anglophile

      There’s too much pressure at the eye doctor. By the time they switch to two, I’ve forgotten what one looks like, and I’m always trying to figure out which one they want me to say, like it’s a test I’m getting wrong.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 5:27 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Canthz_B bang

      LOL. You’re right. Only time I experience test-taking anxiety!

      Feb 21, 2011 at 8:57 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Smiley4099

      Last time they did that ”One-or-two?” thing, my doctor felt the need to point out that I was giving different answers to the same pairs.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   Lauren--NY

      @anglophile Thank God. I thought I was the only one.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 11:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Divvitar

    Bonus points available if this notice was posted by the Education or English departments.

    Feb 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   lupanime bang

      Specially for the upside-down S in EYES

      Feb 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Marybeth84 bang

      Nope. I posted it myself. :) The bulletin board was in the hallway of my dorm.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Marybeth84 bang

      I have a BA in English. That’s about it…

      Feb 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   zomboid

    isn’t (aren’t) it possible that this is some art thing? looks like a wacky outside the box art school display. ‘ceci pas une pipe’ style? you’re meant to go “heyyyy, that’s clearly not right! woah, that MAKES ME THINK.”

    Feb 21, 2011 at 2:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      With the Straight Razor-esque look of the text around the E Chart I am thinking more like “Un Chien Andalou”

      Feb 21, 2011 at 8:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Marybeth84 bang

      They’re Optical Illusions.

      Feb 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   CuriousDuckling bang

    Good Lord! Further proof (as if it were needed) that the LOLCats are taking over the world. *hides*

    Feb 21, 2011 at 2:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   The Elf

      Do Not Want!

      Feb 22, 2011 at 10:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Who? Me?

    So, does the bulletin board creator even feel dissed when they read the “My eyes?” crack? My guess is NO.

    If they didn’t see anything wrong with “How is your eyes?”, why would they see anything wrong with “Yours [is] not so great” ? Are brackets *that* condemning, especially to someone who does not understand such basic conjugation?

    I bet the BB creator just completely ignores the comment as the work of some smart-ass, and never even comprehends what it was trying to say.

    So all in all, it’s a PA fail. Clever, in a cerebral way, but simply too passive to get the job done.

    Feb 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Marybeth84 bang

      My intention wasn’t necessarily to correct it or even to shame the person. It was just a quiet nod to the people who’d walk by and read it and understand what I’d meant. ;)

      Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   The Elf

      The PA in-joke?

      Feb 22, 2011 at 10:39 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Marybeth84 bang

      I’d hope so.

      Feb 25, 2011 at 7:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Managed Hosting

    You know what this reminds me of? Those cat pictures with the bad spelling to make a joke. Maybe they should have thought about that, or consulting the English Department beforehand.

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Marybeth84 bang

      Hence, the brackets.

      Feb 25, 2011 at 7:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   The Enclosed Instruction Book bang

    Those Y’s are backwards and that S is upside down…are others bugged by this or am I just a typographical anal-retentive?

    Feb 27, 2011 at 4:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Marybeth84 bang

      A typographical[ly] anal-retentive…what? :) And yes, someone mentioned this already.

      Feb 28, 2011 at 8:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     

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