Well that was fun. We just had a sudden thunderstorm and one of the vents in the office ceiling bust a leak. The water on the floor was at least a half-inch deep. People were scrambling to open umbrellas over their computers and get the towers off the floor before the water reached them.
Me: So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair... Students: He likes her! Me: Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone. Students: That is just how boys are. Me: Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and-- Students: Oh,... - http://flummery.tumblr.com/post...
Taught English class last night on comic writing. Told the girls that native English speakers find certain words innately funny, especially if they have a hard 'c' or 'k' sound or a double consonant: bubble, wobble, tipple, etc. One of the girls asked: "What about 'wibbly-wobbly'?"
Today in the US, we remember those of our Armed Forces who died while serving. No matter your political persuasion or temperance, please take a moment to remember those who gave the fullest measure of their dedication. We may be an imperfect nation but those who gave the ultimate sacrifice should always be respected. #MemorialDay