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Uncategorized   |   Oct 22, 2008

Funta pick a president

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Funta pick a president

By Angela Watson


As part of the district’s program Kids Voting Broward, students will be participating in an online mock election vote. We don’t discuss the issues, we just stress the importance of voting. Today’s assignment: write a persuasive essay to convince the reader to vote for your chosen candidate. Most responses stuck pretty well to the campaign talking points:

“Barack Obama will help people with other langages so they can get more jobs. He will also stop the gases from going high. Will stop the war. Last, he knows what we are going through. And on TV he said that a dad that was at war was going to his home.”

Others relied on rhetoric:

“And no matter what [Obama] dose, he will always mak a nice grater and beter and awsmer world!”

A few included a bit of negative campaigning:

“No mucan, pick obama. Even if you refuse. Prove how mucane is beter. i bet you have no awnser.”

And my favorite… see if you can decipher the local accent:

“I am funta vote for Barack Obama becuse he is a go candidate and I now hes funta do everythang to help our cuntrey. But he can’t do dose tangs yet becuse we all in the world have to vote for a candidate first. Now Barack Obama is nice to people and some times people say bad thangs to uder people but day don’t want to say it and Obama is funta to make are cuntry a beter place to live.”

Funta? That’s fitting to, which means about to, as in, “I’m fittin’ to go to school, ‘cuz I’m fittin to get me some edumakashun.”

There you have it, folks. The swing state of Florida has spoken: Barack Obama is funta be the bestest president, ever.

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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  1. Where I live it’s “funna.” Rhymes with “gonna.” NOW I understand that it’s not a weird way to say “gonna,” it’s a shortening of “fittin’ to.” Thanks!

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