Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out Archives' started by TeacherShelly, Jul 15, 2007.
Jul 19, 2007
wait, is tooday, Thursday?!
class at fo! (four!!!)
It wouldn't let me type chicken ****, but it would take chickenshit.
ROFL! Dave, got it! Just had to see how far I could pull you without a rope!
Master: They ain't nuthin wrong wit tha way dat Elmo' talk, see? Itcheer is just talkin like a baby!
Upsadaisy: Loopholes! LOL
Am I just tired or something? I still don't get the joke!! Please enlighten me!! ReALLY!
No joke, Zoe. Just that someone thought I was allowed to type s h i t because I'm a moderator, but that's not true. The board allowed the word chickenshit because it is a compound word, evidently.
Now that is a lot of chicken poop LOL
Oh!! So as long as they are a part of another word....wonder if someone will try to be creative with their word knowledge and start a thread!! LOL
Jul 20, 2007
It makes me crazy when politicians are speaking and they use words that they think make sense, but they really don't. They think they sound so intelligent. To me, they sound like they picked one from column a and one from column b.
On Ellen Degeneres two days ago....my sweetie, John Travolta said "Kelly and myself...."! ARGHHHH!!!! WHY? Can't they hear that it doesn't even SOUND right?
Jul 21, 2007
I mentioned this on another post. That drives me crazy, but I'm not comfortable correcting an adult so it will continue. Maybe my little ones will recognize the difference when they get to her. I'm going to use your quote.
I know, I love him too. I think many people think "myself" sounds more educated. Erroneously, of course.
I love him more!!!
wasn't there a football or basketball player who kept referring to himself in third person...like he wasn't in the room? Was that Shaq? Or Charles Barkley? Whoever it was, sounded really dumb!
or more like Cookie Monster...me want this, me want that..me think me should have more!
"Whatever Master Pre-K does, Master Pre-K usually does it right, or Master Pre-K won't do it all!"
Your post reminds me of Seinfeld's Jimmy episode!!!!! LOL
Jul 22, 2007
I worked with this most unprofessional sped teacher and she would schedule/reschedule/cancel sped meetings without telling classroom teachers.
When I confronted her on it, she said, 'OOOPs, my bad!' and I almost jumped on her and strangled her.
I absolutely hate that phrase!!!!
Just one word to add to the list- "GROSS!" Don't ever say it (or type it!) near me...
I remember eactly when I first heard the expression "my bad". That's how shocking it was to me! I heard someone say it and I asked them to repeat it because I was certain I had misheard, Well, they repeated it and I asked what in the world that meant. It means "That's my fault." HUH??? I'd love to research the origin of that word, find it's creator, and have a word or two!! How dumb!! That doesn't even make sense!! It really was the first expression I ever heard that had nothing to do with the intended meaning!!
The first time I heard it... I thought... My bad What?1? It sounds so incomplete, not to mention stupid.
For those of you who didn't know....
1. My bad
A way of admitting a mistake, and apologizing for that mistake, without actually apologizing. The best definition I ever read of this, now paraphrased:
"I did something bad, and I recognize that I did something bad, but there is nothing that can be done for it now, and there is technically no reason to apologize for that error, so let's just assume that I won't do it again, get over it, and move on with our lives."
Ruder than apologizing, but with the same meaning: a flippant apology.
googled...not my definition
Originally used by a famous basketball player, Manute Bol.
If you think about it...many ethnic groups have distorted the shape of the English language.
The fact that adults (especially teachers) continue to use worn out phrases just shows their lack of concern...
Or a refusal to act like adults. And an inability or stay in touch with the times.
We have all grown tired of "'read my lips", and "been there, done that", "I'll be back", etc. Whether a president, actor or or a basketball player says it...same rules apply.
I was always concerned about 'mixed company' . Watching movies when children were present. Somehow, this too has also lost it's effectiveness, as movies encourage...even present children using curse words, and sexual overtones.
We have a real gray line between childhood and adulthood.
The church seems to be the only safe place to avoid profanity.
All hell breaks loose everywhere else.
By the way, I am still waiting for my 40 acres and a mule.
I had a student who would walk in my room and say "EWWWWWW!"
I would say "EUUUUU! Back at her
She would correct me and say "EWWWWWW!" back to me
I would say "EUUUUU! Back at her again
She would correct me again and say "EWWWWWW!" back to me
After that exchange she would ba a model student
If I did not have the exchange she would be the child from Heck!
There were Boys who if I didn't give them a playful punch on the shoulder they would act up!
That little playful punch gave me good behavior all period!
Go Figure. <---- (That's my "Ugh, Don't Say That!")
ok, what about the name game??!
is that anurther can of worms??
Guh Linda... from the play Wicked. "It's not Glinda, its GUlinda, with a guh!"
Or Asha-ley, not Ashley.
Or Brit-ney, not Brittany
and a whole slew of vowel consanant blends that never make sense.
Kiyun... Ke-yon (isn't that the 10th planet??)
DeShane....that is Dee-Sha-Na.(long A)..if it is a girl
It is De-Shane (shane=pain) if it is a boy
Yes, they are twins. Yes, they are both a pain.
Hey, Twin...come here!
"been there, done that" has taken a path of it's own.
"been there, done that, own the T-shirt"
"been there, done that, own the T-shirt, have back stage passes"
"been there, done that, own the T-shirt, have back stage passes to the 20 year reunion show "
and for the NASCAR croud
"been there, done that, own the T-shirt, have pit passes"
And then there is my Dog's name DeeOhGee (D O G)
I think you should name the child after some event that happened near birth or conception
We could have:
and there will be a lot of Imsodrunk Millers ......
yes Dave, my daughter had lots of playmates with wonderful names.
no comment...it is Sunday, ya know..
Jul 23, 2007
"Just between you and I. . . ."
I know of three kids with names relating to the events around their births: one's name means "she can see" the other two something like "it rained!"
Are you serious: you know twins named DeShane and De-Shane? That takes the cake.
This couple is headed to the Hospital and they have an accident both parents are in comas for a very long time so the next of Kin is taking care of the twins.
The father come out of the coma first and asks about the twins.
His wife's slow brother tells him "the kids are ok but, I had to put names on the birth certificates for you."
The Father thinks "OMG this buffoon named my kids!"
The Brother in Law says " I named the girl Dense"
the Father thinks " Oh good that is a good name " and he asks "and the boy, what did you name the boy?
The Brother in Law answers,
Aug 8, 2007
This is more of a phrase than anything else, and not grammatically wrong but I HATE when people tell me, "God only gives you what you can handle". Well what if I can't handle what I am given? And to me, it always is the ones who aren't dealing with anything right now that tell me this.
Other than that, I also can't stand when my students email me in text message form where there are no real words but just shorthand. Ugh!
well how could you tell if you can't handle it? if you are dealing with it you must be handling it. it is just one of those logic things like "I will find it in the last place I look"
I can't handle everything God gives me. I sometimes just spontaneously combust!!! :woot: LOL!!
That why I have a fire extinguisher
Living in South Florida I really don't like the saying "Hunker down", that usually means there's a hurricane. That is just a strange sounding phrase.
It sounds like the most typically American of phrases, but it seems originally to have been Scots, first recorded in the eighteenth century.
Nobody seems to know exactly what its origin is, though it has been suggested it’s linked to the Old Norse huka, to squat; that would make it a close cousin of old Dutch huiken and modern German hocken, meaning to squat or crouch, which makes sense. That’s certainly what’s meant by the word in American English, in phrases like hunker down or on your hunkers.
The Oxford English Dictionary has a fine description of how to hunker: “squat, with the haunches, knees, and ankles acutely bent, so as to bring the hams near the heels, and throw the whole weight upon the fore part of the feet”. The advantage of this position is that you’re not only crouched close to the ground, so presenting a small target for whatever the universe chooses to throw at you, but you’re also ready to move at a moment’s notice.
Hunker down has also taken on the sense of to hide, hide out, or take shelter, whatever position you choose to do it in. This was a south-western US dialect form that was popularised by President Johnson in the mid 1960s. Despite its Scots ancestry, hunker is rare in standard British English.
I bet I sure will now!!!! :lol:
I think the days of sounding gramatically correct went out the window...just look at our kids' names.
Nothing sounds like it looks, or bears any resemblence to the way it is spelled. Kishen (that is Kee-shawn) I kept calling the child "Kitchen." :haha:
When people refuse to follow vowel rules, or even make up their own...we are all doomed.
we is allz mazzed up
wz up chi-town su?
uze be trippn real hd on yr kds in yr clss
btw...when God closes a door, He opens a window
Is that better??
sunday school master pre-k here...
the man was so upset carrying his cross, he said to the Lord, "Let me have another cross please?" so the Lord took him into a room, where he saw many crosses. He saw huge ones that were bigger that reached the ceiling, and he saw some that were about the size of his own. Then, in the corner, he saw a very tiny cross. "That one!" the man said, can I have that one instead??
The Lord said, "My son, that is the one you came in with."
Aug 10, 2007
Comfortable in my own skin, amazing, and over the moon
I think the comfortable in my own skin started out innocently enough, but now everyone uses it and it's just silly.
Separate names with a comma.