Discussion in 'Debate & Marathon Threads Archive' started by Bored of Ed, May 31, 2007.
Jun 7, 2007
25YearsIn was teasing me, a little: she knows I can grammar-nazi with the best of them.
And, yes, 25YearsIn is very cool.
Takes one to know one.
Jun 8, 2007
Oh dear, what's a girl to do? I wait a whole year to post anything substantial, attempting to live down my embarrassment about last year's shameless hijacking of a very decent thread, still blushing that the subject involved the Demon Tequila. All right, all right, I had accomplices, no question about that. (You know who you are....) But I digress. This time I held myself to addressing the thread's sub-topic and then primary topic in the most stringent terms ... not one salt rim in sight. Not a frisbee mentioned. A pristine posting. And what do I find tonight but that two of you have hijacked a second thread in my name. And TG, of all people, telling tales out of school. Sheesh!!! Didja hafta give a link!!?? Oh sadness and woe, what to do? Oh, the shame of it all. Isn't someone in charge of this thread? Um. Wait. TG?
On Grammar Wars:
k8r, Grammar Nazis have attempted to ride the E/LA fences for centuries. I'd just say this: in a skirmish, you really, really want TG for your team. Even better, just turn her loose and let her be the team. You'll be treated to the most civilized rout imaginable, utter destruction over tea.
Shameless hijacking beats the heck out of shameful hijacking, no?
(muttering and blushing brightly enough to read by) Speaking of shameless...
This thread is so far gone...
Well, it was nice while it lasted. Enjoy the grammar wars...
And 25YearsIn is fibbing: that was late summer, and according to my calendar, it's still spring in this hemisphere.
But humor is such an important tool in the classroom. And an ability to seize an interruption and make a teachable moment of it is a fine part of the teacherly armamentarium.
Oh, I am so sorry I missed this conversation last night! I couldn't keep my eyes open and went to sleep at nine. But you started off my morning with laughs full of delight. The two of you are just priceless. And together you make a great team. Please don't stop...
sniff Let's see. So far:
You, k8r, suggest my prose is derivative
TG accuses me of fibbing (sheesh, like any teacher doesn't know that the term year used in June can only mean the academic one, not the calendar one. image a cat's tail twitching in annoyance)
And Bored might as well have said There goes the neighborhood....
Y'all sure know how to make a girl feel welcome ....
25 Years In, once again spontaneous delighted laughter. This is too much fun. Okay there is a thread called "to infinity..." please go there. Please.
prostrate, heavy sighing, beating of breast & heaping dirt upon head
Just when you think you're out ...
No need to RSVP, just drop in anytime.
Out as in far out, 25YearsIn (which usage dates us both, I fear).
I've dated myself even further back with this reference, it seems. No Godfather fans here?
No, that was too early for me. And though it is constantly referenced I have this thing about not watching violence and not glorifying criminal behavior so... But tbo was forced to watch the last 7 minutes of it the other day in her ap lit class because the teacher wanted to demonstrate "stream of consciousness." I told her to spare me the details...
Right. Well, this referenced Godfather III. At the time the media was full of a sound byte of the Pacino character intoning, "Just when you think you're out ... they puuuuuullll you back in." (Do a Google on "just when you think you're out" + Godfather. Fun to see all the subsequent permutations of that little clip.)
I got puuuulllled in because my Shakespeare prof offered us the challenge of writing a comparison of the Henry cycles to the Godfather movies rather than taking his killer blue book final. I had something else to do on the finals date, else I'd most likely have ignored the Corleone saga too. Is all.
Separate names with a comma.