Complaint-Teachers who use incorrect grammar

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  1. Tigers

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    I am not 100% sure, but wasn't one of the rules that were made optional.
     
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    I know that ten years ago we would have marked it for a student but I am not sure about now. Any english teachers out there?
     
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    GI Joe - those bendable arms could carry Barbie around!! ;)
     
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    If I were editing eduk8r's post, as a matter of fact, no, I wouldn't add a comma after "arms crossed".
     
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    How manly! :cool:
     
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    Of course..........GI Joe is SOOOOOOOOO much better then Ken!:p Something about a man in uniform!:cool:
     
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    She didn't need either of them - she had a convertible!

    I was scarred for life. My mother wouldn't let us have Barbie dolls because she objected to their 'mature' figures.
     
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    Thank you! :angel:
    My daughter is counting my posts. According to her, I am now at 160. It's almost time for Britcoms. Yea!
     
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    Shades of Dorothy Parker's line about Clara Bow, the "It Girl":

    "It? Hell, she had Those."

    (This, in reference to the post about "'mature' figures".)
     
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    Barbies can be cool, if you educate your children how to properly play with them. I got black, hispanic, oriental, and white barbies for my kids so they'd be used to playing with everybody. It got so my blonde daughter wanted to only have black barbies when getting new ones, she liked their brown skin. Cute. :)
    BTW, I used to play nasty things with my barbies when I was a kid. :) Maybe that's why your mom wouldn't get you barbies. :)
     
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    No matter how much Barbie clothing we had, they would always end up naked. Boy, talk about a hijacked thread.
     
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    OK what happened on this date in Washington in 1980?

    Make sure to use proper grammar in your answer.
     
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    Oh my, I thought I was the only one:eek: Yeah, Mom wasn't too impressed with Midge's makeover, that's for sure!!
     
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    Clearly this discussion is in the dolldrums.
     
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    My barbies were always naked!:eek: :eek:
     
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    Mount St. Helen's erupted. Yes? No? Grammatically correct answer?? :angel:
     
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    At least it's not about math. YES! My kids took the beautiful ball gowns off their barbies, messed up their elaborate hairstyles, and made sock/stocking clothing for them and ruined their hair. They put tattoos on one, whom they called "Tampica." She was the wild barbie in their little barbie plays.

    Does GI Joe do anything fun? He looks so scary.
     
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    I saw that movie.:angel:
     
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    'mature' figures. Ahhh I remember my sister had a barbie .... ... .......................
    Barbie is why I have been divorced 3 times I was looking for that 'mature' figure!
     
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    Mt. St. Helen's
     
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    TG, I have finally realized that you are definitely the punmeister!! I would even hazard a guess that the urge pun-ishingly strong!! ;)
     
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    Mount St. Helen's erupted. :) You Got it.
     
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    There is also one in a wheel chair...I volunteered for a human rights organization that obtained all of the diverse barbies.
     
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    There are several good fishing spots on that thar mountain....
     
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    LOLOL~!!!!!!!!!!!!:p So, did you finally find it?
     
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    Is that anything like them thar hills?
     
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    To quote the guy in Das Boot: "I can't help it: it's the brussels sprouts."
     
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    Honestly, not to turn a very entertaining thread into something else, but when I had my own children I suddenly realized how little diversity there was out there in dolls. The funny thing is, they say black children prefer white dolls and here my kids preferred black.
    Hey, you haven't yet answered the poster who asked how old you are? Well?
     
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    LOL!!!! I wonder if he vegetated often?? :D
     
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    That was rotten, kabd54... (I say this as one connoisseuse to another.)
     
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    I looked back...which page was that?

    I thought I did acknowledge that Poe narrowed the field...

    The smart answer is old enough to know better, young enough to do it again ;)
     
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    I try, Lord knows I try... but as you can see, I'm not always successful. Mea culpa!
     
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    I don't know, I was too busy to look for *like* three days, so I read it all when I got home this afternoon. I wouldn't tell, either. :)

    I'm have 16% battery power remaining and I just realized I left the cord at work. Darn. I'll have to wait until Monday to see where this thread goes next. :(

    I have a suggestion--someone start a thread on naked barbies next.
     
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    My brother wanted more GI Joes, so he took a couple of my Barbies and using the wheel of an exercise bike, filed off the breasts...mmm the smell of burning plastic boobies! THEN he cut the hair and took a lighter to their faces. He used his model paint to paint bloody wounds on the face. He dressed them in his GI Joe clothing.

    Don't even get me started on what he did to my Baby Tender Love!!!
    He's a chaplian now.
    Makes me snicker!
     
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    My daughter had two sets of Barbies: one that she could play with (aka destroy), and her Collectible Barbies. She got a new Collectible each birthday (of all races, including our own Native American). Now she is married with a toddler son, and the dolls are all boxed up and stored in our garage.
     
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    This thread has over 200 posts now? What are you talking about now?
     
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    Dolls.
     
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    My daughter is currently crazy over the Littlest Pet Shop toys. They both also still love Barbies, even though Barbie obviously has a food disorder and isn't really a great role model.
     
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    Did you live near the Baldwin Hills Dam in 1963?
     
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    That's my mom!! She's totally brilliant, but if the guy on her corner paints his house, she's lost. (Fortunately, all 5 of us inherited dad's sense of direction :) )

    Mom has lived in the same house since about 1960. One time about 20 years ago, she got lost coming home from the mall. (For those of you who know Long Island: she was going from Roosevelt Field in Garden City to Lynbrook. She ended up on Queens Blvd.)

    I made up a little list for her to keep in her glove compartment: If you're anywhere in Suffolk county, head South and West; you'll eventually hit Jones Beach and you can get home from there. If you're anywhere in Queens, head South and East; you'll hit JFK and you can get home from there. If you're anywhere in Nassau, head South; you'll hit the Southern State and you can get home from there.

    Mom has lots and lots and lots of talents, but directional ability is not one of them!
     
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