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"The Oatmeal" and English (Language Learning)
« on: January 29, 2014, 08:00:00 PM »
The Oatmeal is a funny web comic written by Matthew Inman. In his idiosyncratic style, he writes/draws comics on a wide variety of subjects, from the awesomeness that is the Mantis Shrimp, to the correlation between facial hair and violent tendencies as exhibited by the characters on "Breaking Bad". He also has quite a few strips on common mistakes made by English speakers (both native and non-native). Below, I've linked a few (I don't believe it's an exhaustive list):

"How to Use a Semicolon" (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon)
"Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling" (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling)
"How to Use an Apostrophe" (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe)
"What it Means When You Say "Literally"' (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally)

You can try and use this in (upper level) classes for some levity. I personally like to use these for a laugh after grading papers... ;D