I have one student. One little student. And it's my own kid. So why exactly do I feel anxious?
I got a special Homeschool Eve present this morning, courtesy of Dictionary.com, and this amazing find. If you're not a fan of clicking on links, well... then don't. Lemme tell you.
Apparently the Dictionary has no love for us Weirdos. According to their example sentences given under the definition of Homeschool, we are "helicopter parents" doling out "lame propaganda" to create "mindless automaton copies of [ourselves]".
Geez, guys, don't pull any punches. You wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, right? I mean, some of us Automatons may actually USE the internets. Internesto. Interesante. Magic information box.
Apparently, when Dicktionary.com (copyright Me, 2014) was outed for the Dicktionaryish (HOLY COW I'M ON FIRE TONIGHT) behavior, they decided that oops, we should probably change those examples to things that don't call people child abusing psychopaths. So they did. To things like this: