Thank you for Teachers of “Common Usage” and Mrs. Alexander

This is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Any English Teacher can tell you about common usage in language, but it was Mrs. Alexander, my Kindergarten teacher, who taught me to cough into my sleeve instead of my hand because of common usage in other areas…

Door Knobs



Public toilettes


Restaurant silverware

Rental car steering wheels

Shopping carts

Stair railings

Bus standing room only straps

Magazines in waiting rooms

Tester lotions in the department store

Credit and ATM cards


Seat belts

DVD and Video rentals

Party Dip

Elevator buttons

Hotel Keys

Vintage clothing

Bar peanuts

Library Books

Massage tables

Food wrappers


Remote controls

Office coffee pots

Thank you Mrs. Alexander!

Let’s all clap after we wash our hands and hand you this apple!


~ by leakelley on May 6, 2010.

2 Responses to “Thank you for Teachers of “Common Usage” and Mrs. Alexander”

  1. Eewww, eewww, eewwww and eewwwww… 🙂

  2. …and thank you for O.C.D. 🙂

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