Monday, October 5, 2015

The blue ocean

In the midst of providing feedback on written work, I found this gem from a student:

"They consistently looked around Blue Ocean, a new market which has a lot of possibility to succeed."

The poetry is unintentional, I think, as this student is bi-lingual and less comfortable in English than in the first language learned. But I love the image of the blue ocean (associated with blue ocean strategy) as a real place, one worthy of the name where we can spend time looking around until we find something we think will succeed.

Perhaps the grammar could use a bit of tweaking...but I think I'll leave it as it is.