Ugh, Don't Say That!

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  1. Master Pre-K

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    You must know my former co-workers!!!

    I'ze just can'ts stands ta work 'round un-edujumucated people, who cantinue to say Janjuwary, Febwuwerry, and scrimps and fishessss (shrimp and fish).

    and pulleeze stop calling that child Twin! (S)He has a name! One is Dwayne and the other is DeWayne!

    OMG...I will never get to bed tonight!!
     
  2. Master Pre-K

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    onliest hur cans I talks the wayz I'ze normally talks...when I ain't in skool, ya' know??
     
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    Gonna hop on this "old sayings thing" like a duck on a June bug...

    This is as much fun as a barrel of monkeys!

    It's as ugly as homemade sin!

    I'm off like a prom dress!
    (Actually, this is not an old one - much to my horror, it was said by one of my sons right after he went to his own prom.:eek: )


    Oh, rats - the dog just threw up. I think she ate some cherry pits. Gotta go. Sorry.:(
     
  4. Master Pre-K

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    poor Otter, I hope he won't be s******* bricks!

    or the s*** won't hit the fan

    somehow, this bird s**** keeps hitting my car! that is a whole new thread!

    as long as your son's girlfriend doesn't have a bun in the oven..I guess everyone behaved!
     
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    Here you go

    Ahab The Arab
    Ray Stevens

    (intro: Arabian flute)
    Let me tell you about Ahab the Arab
    The sheik of the burning sand
    He had emeralds and rubies just drippin' off 'a him
    And a ring on every finger of his hand
    He wore a big ol' turban wrapped around his head
    And a scimitar by his side
    And, every evenin', about midnight
    He'd jump on his camel named Clyde, and ride

    [Spoken] Silently through the night to the sultan's tent where he
    would secretly meet up with Fatima of the Seven Veils,
    swingingest grade "A" number one US choice dancer in
    the sultan's whole harem, 'cause, heh, him and her had
    a thing goin', you know, and they'd been carryin' on
    for some time now behind the sultan's back and you
    could hear him talk to his camel as he rode out across the
    dunes, his voice would cut through the still night desert
    air and he'd say (imitate Arabic speech and finish with "Sold! American) which is Arabic for, "Stop, Clyde!" and Clyde'd say, (imitate camel sound), which is camel for, "What the heck did he say anyway?"

    Well, he brought that camel to a screechin' halt (verbal screeching sound)
    In the rear of Fatima's tent
    Jumped off Clyde, snuck around the corner
    And into the tent he went.
    There he saw Fatima layin' on a zebra skin rug
    With [Spoken in falsetto and possibly with female backups] "Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes and a bone in her nose ho, ho."

    [Spoken] There she was, friends, lyin' there in all her radiant
    beauty, eating on a raisin, grape, apricot, pomegranate,
    bowl of chittlin's, two bananas, three Hershey bars,
    sipping on a RC co-cola listenin' to her transistor,
    watchin' the Grand Ole Opry on the tube, readin' a Mad
    magazine while she sung, "Does your chewing gum lose
    it's flavor?" Yeah, Ahab walked up to her and he say,
    (imitate Arabic speech), which is Arabic for "Let's twist
    again like we did last summer, baby.!!" Ha, ha, ha!!
    You know what I mean! Whew! She looked up at him from off the rug, give him one of the sly looks,

    She said (suggestive giggles, then outright laughter) "Crazy, crazy, crazy baby!"

    ('round and around and around and around, and around and around and around)

    Yeah, and that's the story 'bout Ahab the Arab
    The sheik of the burnin' sand
    Ahab the Arab, the swingin' sheik of the burnin' sand
     
  6. Irishdave

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    I now say "I was there when Dirt was invented" My Students say "Now that's old"
     
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    Top ten reasons why a dog is better than a woman

    10. A dog's parents will never visit you.
    9. A dog loves you when you leave your clothes on the floor.
    8. A dog limits its time in the bathroom to a quick drink.
    7. A dog never expects you to telephone.
    6. A dog will not get mad at you if you forget its birthday.
    5. A dog does not care about the previous dogs in your life.
    4. A dog does not get mad at you if you pet another dog.
    3. A dog never expects flowers on Valentine's Day.
    2. The later you are, the happier a dog is to see you.

    1. A dog does not shop.

    Why A Dog Is Better Than A Man

    10. Dogs don't feel threatened by your intelligence.
    9. Dogs are already in touch with their inner puppies.
    8. Dogs are very direct about wanting to go out.
    7. Dogs think you are a culinary genius.
    6. You can house train a dog.
    5. Dogs feel guilt when they've done something wrong.
    4. Middle-aged dogs don't feel the need to abandon you for a younger owner.
    3. Dogs mean it when they kiss you.
    2. Dogs don't care whether or not you shave your legs.

    1. Dogs obsess about you as much as you obsess about them.
     
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    - I hate when people say "I seen it." AHHH- drives me absolutely nuts!! How hard is it to make the contraction?

    - I also hate the sign in the majority of supermarkets that say "10 items or less." Shouldn't somebody know by now that it is ten items or FEWER!

    - This doesn't really come across in the spoken word, but I can't stand when I see signs in restaurants or other public places that incorrectly use the your/you're homonym. A road sign I saw today "Please drive careful. You're family will wait." I almost drove off the road!! Drive safeLY, drive carefulLY, that's another one that really irks me. :eek:
     
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    I just thought of another one:

    There is one line in a song that is overplayed everyday on the radio...I think it's Fergie (?) Anyway, it goes... "I'm going to miss you like A CHILD misses THEIR blanket." A child is singular, their is plural!!
     
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    I cain't hannle it.

    You hear what um sayin?
     
  11. Irishdave

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    Not being a LA teacher should the line be:
    "I'm going to miss you like A CHILD misses His/Her blanket."
    It might be an attempt to use a non gender adjective
    or
    "I'm going to miss you like ANY CHILD misses THEIR blanket."

    After I typed that I looked it up......

    From Merriam-Webster

    Main Entry: their
    Function: adjective

    1 : of or relating to them or themselves especially as possessors, agents, or objects of an action <their furniture> <their verses> <their being seen>
    2 : his or her : HIS, HER, ITS -- used with an indefinite third person singular antecedent <anyone in their senses -- W. H. Auden>


    Could it be "a Child" is being used as "an indefinite third person singular antecedent" just like "anyone" is being used in the citation by Merriam-Webster, thus a proper use?
    I could be wrong and maybe I am, after all, teaching "Shop" for 30 years can change your personal lexicon. (so you now know why I do not teach LA.)
     
  12. pwhatley

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    I should have known!!!


    I've laughed so much my ribs hurt! Leave it to you, Dave!
     
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    And then there is...

    Which leads my evil mind to the top 10 reasons cucumbers are better than men!
     
  14. pwhatley

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    The one term I have problems with myself is the use of "couple," versus "couple of". I have grown up saying and hearing "a couple of such-and-such," but in the past few years, I have been hearing "a couple such-and-such." Which is correct?


    Oh, and it used to grate on my ears like chalk on a blackboard to hear a political pundit say "grow the economy." I don't have a real replacement, but it just sounds wrong!
     
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    Needless to say....REALLY? Then don't say it!!
     
  16. Irishdave

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    I would not touch that with a 10 foot zucchini
    Here is 124 Reasons Why Cucumbers Are Better Than Men it is not rated PG-13 there is really only one that is risque
    http://gdl.msu.edu/~vanhoose/humor/0563.html
     
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    Words/things that drive me insane!

    The first thing that makes me mad is the misuse of decimal points and apostrophes.

    I am tempted to go into the gas station where a gallon of milk is advertised as 3.99¢ put 4 pennies on the counter and tell the cashier to keep the change!

    The apostrophe is another issue - I know I was taught in fifth grade that apostrophes are only to be used for contractions and to show possessives - NOT just throw an apostrophe every time you have a plural word!!! :eek:

    I had a student this past year who liked to use the word "buttload" for EVERYTHING! I explained to her and the rest of the class that I envisioned two different things when she said "buttload" one of which was a huge truck driving down a road with an actual load of butts in the back - the other thing I visualize is an actual butt being full of a "load". :eek: I hope that she seriously thinks about what I said before using that word when she gets to high school!
     
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    yes, was that you with a sharpie marker???
     
  19. Master Pre-K

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    Boycott Baby Bop and Elmo!!!

    There is nothing more irritating that a cute character who doesn't use proper English. I know they are kids, but will they ever make it to kindergarten and learn how to talk???

    and cookie monster too!

    me want cookies!
     
  20. Master Pre-K

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    I hear ya,

    I feel ya,

    How many adults over 35 are guilty of this? Do they have that 'Peter Pan' syndrome?? I don't want to grow up, and have a serious conversation, in the middle of the day!
     
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    NOOOOO! You can't get rid of Elmo or Cookie Monster!!! Where would we be without them? You can do what you want with Baby Bop, Barney, the Wiggles, and Teletubbies (weird things, those), but leave Sesame Street alone! Elmo loves everybody! and everybody loves Cookie! :D Elmo is my grandson's favorite "person" -- he loves him!
     
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    dare I say....

    ok, but let's have an eposide where somebody teaches them how to talk!!!!

    The Count taught Cookie Monster how to count!

    Ernie taught Bert how to clean up his mess!

    And Oscar taught everyone to leave him alone!
     
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    We learn in steps.
    Much like religion, as a little kid we believe in Santa Claus.
    As we get older we learn about our religions and all the vestments of it and we discard the belief in Santa Claus.
    Santa Claus is like training wheels for religion.
    God and Jesus are hard concepts for little ones to understand. :angel:

    Sesame Street is the training wheels for learning. once we become more educated we will discard the "me want cookies!" for proper speech. More like "May I have some cookies?.... :D .....or I will start talking like Cookie Monster!!!":D :)


    This post has no bearing on religion, it is only to help explain the crutches we use in learning and is not set here to stimulate a discussion on religion. it has no theological value.
     
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    Careful, or the resident Latinist or I may feel called upon to explain the difference between incubi and succubi, and the etymological connection between the incubus or succubus on the one hand and the cucumber on the other.
     
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    Uh oh. Sounds .... smarmy.
     
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    In my year 2 class, I occassionally like to throw in a sentence like;

    "Come on peoples"

    The sentence isn't important, it's the word 'peoples'.

    I know it's not correct - but for some reason they seem to get that it's not right and it has them in hysterics. For some reason they always laugh at 'peoples'.
     
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    "Howse come" I can't sharpen my pencil right now?

    There's one boy in class who can't seem to stop himself from saying, Howse come? Bleh.
     
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    Ooohhhhh - just remembered my al time favourite hated word

    'gotten'

    As in:

    He had gotten older. (grown)
    He had gotten up in the morning. (woken)
    He had gotten it at the store. (bought)

    When I am reading a book which has this word in the text, I will even replace it in my mind with an appropriate correction.

    Hate 'gotten' !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    too early find my dictionary...smug, sarcastic..??

    I need food! I shall return, perhaps, to further my understanding of this mayhem!
     
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    yes, a little humor is an excellent teaching strategy! As long as we can back it up when there is a 'teachable moment'!!!

    I enjoy doing it in Spanish! I listen to my teachers aides and kids debate an issue in Spanish. Then I just walk by them, shrug my shoulders like a kid and say, "No se!"

    that really gets them! "Wow, Teacher doesn't know either!!!"


    BTW,

    Some of my peoples get on my last nerb!
     
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    he must be related to my ex. There is an 's' on everythings,--

    you knows it!! :p
     
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    Smarmy contains an indecent aspect..... 'nuf said.

    Hey, someone probably hates 'nuf said.

    When we sang the anthem in the mornings, sometimes I threw out, "Come on. Sing like Americans!" They looked at me strangely and laughed.

    My husband used to say 'Fooh pah' instead of faux pas. That was really a faux pas. He also used to use hick colloquialisms like, "I know you. I used to come to your house and eat chickenshit." How stupid is that?
     
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    oooh! as moderator you are allowed to say the 's' word and not get it bleeped out!!! :eek:

    my new condo needs fing shu!

    daughter hates me, it never sounds right when I say it! can't say it or spell it!

    course, I can't spell or say milleniummm either!

    oh whatever!!!..I going to grab some grub!
     
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    I was thinking that too!! Hm....
     
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    see!!!

    and I always thought chickens*** meant you were too scared to do anything...a scaredy cat.

    or something scared the s*** outta you!
     
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    U peeps sure be all hung up on the grammars.
     
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    I think it's important that our students understand the difference between profanity and obscenity. I allowed neither in my classroom, but I made sure they knew the difference.

    Them thangs not be the same, knowwhutimean?
     
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    What do you mean, "discard the belief in Santa Claus?" :eek: Are trying to say he doesn't exist? He still fills my stocking each Christmas Eve! You are missing out, Dave! If you believe you shall receive!
     
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    "I got to plane it to you Lucy"

    It is easier to talk to a toddler about Santa Claus than Religion because Santa Claus is "real" to a toddler (Presents, tree, candy)
    God is Higher on the Blooms taxonomy than Santa Claus.
    We only discard the level of belief in Santa Claus.
    We move to a different level as in Blooms taxonomy
    High
    Evaluation----------God and Jesus
    Synthesis-----------Religion
    Analysis
    Application
    Comprehension
    Knowledge---------Santa Claus
    Low
    BTW in my house I am Santa's helper
     
  40. Master Pre-K

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    ooh, ooh, I learns all bout bloomers tax outta me in my assesssment class last winner!

    all I saying PW is cartoon characters can talk goofy, but puppets should at least practice some good grammar.

    they is real ya know!

    so, theys can learn!

    and did anybody else figure out that Yugi-oh is really Spridell, Speed Racer's little brother..who was smelling too many engines, got on drugs, and now he's spazzed out! and talks faster than Speed ever did!!!
     

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