December 08, 2006


I'll start this on a serious note - someone please get Lindsay Lohan checked into a facility somewhere. Erratic behavior, crazed drunken public displays, weird hyper-paranoid emails that display an amazingly over-evolved sense of self-importance--these things are funny, but not when the person doing them obviously needs help. So someone? Tackle her and chain her to a detox center for a year or two. And ship her mother to Zimbabwe while you're at it.

However, there is a silver lining to every cloud of drug-addled celebrity crazy. In this case, the ramblings of Lohan can be used as an effective teaching tool by high school english teachers on how NOT to structure an argument, spell, or play fast and loose with the rules of grammar.

Are you listening, Hublet?

Here's the text of the email.

And here, some people take a stab at editing/grading it. The beauty of the exercise is that even if you're a disaffected, non-academically-engaged 10th grader, you can probably locate at least ten errors in the missive. So Ms. Lohan is correct about her influence on the younger generation--she improves their self-esteem by making them feel smarter than she is!

Get some help, Lohan, before you're too far gone for even Al Gore to save.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at December 8, 2006 11:33 AM

Best quote at the Defamer site:

"Impressive--she's managed to drunk-dial an entire industry."

Posted by: Emily at December 8, 2006 12:04 PM

``It [prescriptive grammar] is what [some people] (the ones who write the books) think everyone who speaks English should follow their rules.''

cited by Zwicky, _Mistakes_ p.20

Posted by: Ron Hardin at December 8, 2006 01:35 PM