Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out Archives' started by TeacherShelly, Jul 15, 2007.
Aug 11, 2007
ok, now please explain
"I wear my heart on my sleeve."
Shakespeare quotes it in Othello
It means I do not conceal my feelings; my emotions (usually love and devotion) are visible for all to see. The sense also includes a feeling of vulnerability: when you wear your heart on your sleeve, you risk rejection and pain.
another form is
I held my heart in my hand
as in Hootie and the Blowfish's
Another form was in South Pacific when Emile says ,
ok...what about being between a rock and a hard place??
BTW...in case you didn't know...I just lost a dear aunt
(so please...don't stomp on me like you usually do..
I am wearing my heart on my sleeve )
In difficulty, faced with a choice between two unsatisfactory options.
US origin. The earliest known printed reference is Dialect Notes V, 1921:
"To be between a rock and a hard place, ..to be bankrupt. Common in Arizona in recent panics; sporadic in California."
and before I turn in...can you answer this one..
a lot of people call each other cousin, uncle...but..
My dear aunt was my Dad's mother's sister. My grandmother's sister. So, doesn't that actually make her...my great aunt?
What is my relationship to her sons?
I call her grandchildren my cousins. Are they actually great cousins?
Her niece is just a months younger than my dad. Is she my cousin too?
Also, how do you normally address relatives once you are grown? Some folks stop using proper titles after they turn 21. Anyone 20 years older than me will always be addressed Mrs. or Mr. unless they tell me otherwise. I don't feel right, until they tell me.."You can call me Mary." (instead of Aunt Mary). Some folks always address relatives in full, Cousin Bob, Uncle George. What do you think or say??
they are cousins not an aunt, or an uncle
My dad was good at this try this site
They were your parents cousins,
that makes them your second cousins.
Their children would be your second cousins once removed.
We had a family member who we called Aunt Freda (or Great Aunt Freda)
She was actually my Grandfather's cousin.
Therefore she was my father's second cousin
And my second cousin once removed.
The relationship goes both ways, so i was her second cousin once removed also.
I hate it when people say: fustrate instead of "frustrate"... my dad does it all the time...
And what about the word huge? For some reason I hate it when people drop the /h/ sound.
I hate it when people say "ideal" when they mean "idea," and vice versa. They are NOT the same thing!!!!!!
I also hate it when people do not pronounce words properly, as in "He ain't got no common sinse," or "Lemme use yer ink pin."
Heh. And how about people who use "done" as a helping verb? Oh dear LORD, no.
I done took all I kin take.
I hate prostrate vs prostate
If you don't take care of your prostate you will be prostrate!
Can you say NUK-YU-LER?
bushbonics nuclear Nuk•yu•ler
Aug 12, 2007
warsh = wash
jew-le-ry = jewelry
real-a-tor (short a)= realtor
i-ight = all right
Oh, am I ever with you on that one!!
I also can't stand "I shoulda went", "I seen it", and "goes" instead of "said".
hmmmmm ........ in Oz its spelt jewellery anyway
I pronounce it Jewel-lery as well... never heard of jewelry though.
one phrase that I cannot stand is MY BAD! My friends would say it all the time and it drives me up the wall! It does not substitute an apology, people think that it does though.
I have a bunch - some school related, some not.
"To be perfectly honest..." - No, lie to me.
"What the?" My students don't finish the sentence, but I still don't allow it.
"My bad." Not allowed in my classroom.
Ending a sentence with at - "Where you at?" Or even the more proper "Where are you at?" Just bugs me to no end.
Starting each sentence with "It's because..." when it isn't needed. This one is language, I teach ELs. I correct this one quite often.
"He cut me" to mean cut in line. Really, he cut you, you're bleeding now?
And the partner to that - "He won me" Okay, then he gets to take you home and keep you.
"I have a friend that.." My friend started correcting me on this one and now it bugs me when I hear it. No, you have a friend who...
I had a bunch more, but they left my head as soon as I started typing.
Apparently, there was a picture of something called "Stonehedge" in our literature book.
People who use "them" as a subject or an adjective! "Them was the best cars." "I love them cars."
My sister, she plays the pi-anny.
In the book, it says. . . .
At registration, they told me. . . .
Sometimes, I think I'll just have to scream really, really loudLY.
Using sure instead of surely. Real instead of really.
It's not just the students, either, more's the shame.
I used to think that was a bad joke
kinda like being divorced???
wow this is great..
I'm going to start on my family tree
OMG...I knew people who insist there is an 'l' in that word!!!
"I get all flustrated when that happens!!"
so ....are my chive plants /h/erbs
and not erbs? Some store clerks act like they don't know what I'm talking about unless I pronounce the 'h'
and what about people who keep putting an 's' on the end of shrimp?
they are plural...you don't need an 's'!!!
like fishes.... that is an adjective...not a noun!
"Weeze gonna get some fishes and shrimps tonite."
You know...they think we are saying it wrong....:woot:
After living in L.A. and returning to Chicago, I am suprised to see how those old sayings are still hanging on.
We would ask our friends in school, "Can I cut?" Because afterall, if somebody just stepped in front of you, you do feel like they cut you. If you were caught cutting the line, the hall monitor would make you go all the way to the end. We used to say, "He butt me." But I guess 'butt' wasn't allowed, so we stopped saying it.
Adults are guilty of this as well. When we are driving and somebody jumps out in front of you, we say, "He cut me off!"
In high school, "cutting" was the same as "ditching" class. We even had notices sent to our division (homeroom) teacher called a "CUT SLIP".
Usually, that "friend that" is also followed by "he"!!! Auuuuggggh!!! Insult to injury! Just tell us already!!
"I got this friend, that's Micheal and he.....
"You know Micheal, he......
I guess "He won me." means, he "beat you." And dare we say somebody actually 'beat' you. So he won! I guess it sounds better than saying, "I lost."
Flustrate is a great invented word, as long as you know it ISN'T frustrate. Flustered + Frurstrated.
my bad...for those who missed it
#179 07-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Member Join Date: May 2007
For those of you who are tiring of hearing it....
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.
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.
Aug 13, 2007
Hmmmmmm, just wondering - is it correct to begin a sentence with 'and' ? .... :unsure:
And speaking of 'my bad' ........... i had never heard the expression until it was mentioned on here a few weeks ago - so imagine my surprise when i was watching 'House' last week and someone said it ..!!!!
We have two or more forms of language for each group or situation. We have a formal written language and informal. Even as teachers, many of us will slip into the informal, and break all the rules!
When I first joined AtoZ, I would spell check all my threads. After awhile, I stopped doing that. I started to noticed other posters' little typos here and there, and I realized it doesn't matter much...here anyway!
My daughter always uses slang and text shorthand with she emails me. If you ever heard her office answering machine, you wouldn't believe she was the same person who uses slang! I use proper English, or respond in slang, depending on how I feel.
I think the only real concern I have is when adults don't know the difference, or refuse to accept the correct version.
As for as the beginning a sentence with 'and' rule, ask Teacher Groupie, or post it in the middle school forum. They know the all the grammar rules!
Usually, common expressions and street slang make their way into popular TV shows, about a year or so after they have been worn out!!! That's what makes cable TV so funny. Watch some of the old shows from the 50's and 60' and 70's and you will hear some really strange expressions!
I personally, never really understood the meaning behind ethnic jokes, since I am African-American.
So when I heard this joke, I did not understand it.
"That's a nice Greek urn."
"What's a Greek urn?"
"About .50 an hour!"
(No offense to my Greek friends!!!)
I really did not get this at all. When I was old enough to understand, I still didn't think it was funny.
This may be a whole new twist to our thread...
Do you ever think we will ever stop using racial jokes???
An author can take some liberties with the use of his/her language. Check out some of Hemingway's works, for example. Formal grammar rules do not like beginning sentences with conjunctions, but the writer can always take creative license!
My daughter and her friends were saying it (despite my desperate pleas for them not to) five years ago or so. I finally just banned the saying in my house!:woot:
This is not a racial joke it is a langauge joke
"That's a nice Roman urn."
"What's a Roman urn?"
"About $3.50 an hour!"
"That's a nice American urn."
"What's a American urn?"
"About $5.75 an hour!"
As you see you can put any nationality in it,
Most racial jokes have stereotypes included
I will use my own heritage
What aren't there many Irish Lawyers?
Have you ever seen an Irishman pass a Bar?
As a non drinking Irishman I don't like it (the drinking Irishman stereotype)
As you know different nationality and races have stereotypes that people like to joke about and as you know most stereotypes are false.
Maybe I will start a new post...
No more stereotypes or ethnic jokes!!!
We all have faults, shortcomings, and make mistakes!
Get over it.
We'll put the comedians out of business!
Hey, just talk about yourselves! Or your family and friends! Leave the rest of us out of your deep seated need to belittle others.
And while I am at it...let's stop trashing occupations and careers too!
Who among us has not used the expression..."Going postal??!"
My dad worked in the post office, and I hereby state I will never say that again!
From now on, I will just be going crazy in somebody's office or store!
And to respect your previous aviator/log...
I will not act as dumb as a cavemwoman!
Aug 22, 2007
when you loose something and someone sees you looking for
"Where did you put it last
Aug 23, 2007
drawers in a knot
My first class tonight, and my teacher says this...
I swear...FOUR TIMES!!!
"Don't get your panties in a knot over this!"
Hmmmm...maybe this will get bleeped out by the censors!
Okay, we all know that wedgies are a stupid prank, and anyone that has underwear that doesn't fit should just buy more...
But to have a college professor say 'panties' four times is just annoying. Especially in this day an age.
I see no need in any woman discussing 'panties' to me.
Now, if she were a man... :woot:
Hm. Linguistic variants... When I was a kid, it was "Don't get your girdle in a knot."
In England it's "Don't get your knickers in a twist!"
I think I've heard "Don't get your shorts in a bunch" for guys, but not very often. Perhaps one of the gentlemen can comment...?
ah tg...I really should be in the bed... hitting the hay, catchin some z's, hittin' the snooze,
I got this new digital voice recorder for class, and I don't think I'll need it! it seems none of my classes will have finals! what will I be studying?? knowledge for the sake of knowledge...OMG...what a concept...I've got so much reading to do, I wish I could just read it all to myself on this recorder, and play it back.
hmmm..maybe that's what'll do. then I can save it to my computer, and save it to a cd...and play it back in the car...
that will be sweet
Great way to learn, Pre-K: you rehearse it while you read it, and you rehearse it again while you listen.
Actually, Pre-K, you should be able to put it on your computer! I have a Sony digital recorder that I used with several of my classes. I would record the lecture, then come home & upload it to my computer. Later (generally after my daughter was in bed) I would play it on the computer while I typed the notes in Word. Worked like a charm for me!
On another note -- I have a few more peeves regarding the use of the English language as used by my 3rd graders:
Do we suppose ta do that?
Can I go to the libarry? :crosseyed
Did we did that? hmy:
nah...I chickened out, and took it back for a refund! that thing costed me $60 whole dollars!
I killed two birds with one stone. I returned the recorder to Office Max on teacher day, and got $30 worth of coupons, so I made out like a bandit! And, I had more than chump change left in my pocket!
it was Bo Jackson who spoke in 3rd person. "Bo knows baseball." "Bo don't know jack about..." etc. (for master pre-k)
i can't stand "i should of went to the store over there". uuuugggghhhh!! or "i could of got a better deal." yea? ya think so?
other stuff, but i read the entire post from page 1-9 so you'll have to forgive the memory lapse for right now.
o0o0o0o0o. i LOVE the cross sunday school lesson master prek!! GREAT!
and loooooooooooooooooooooool@ the store with DENISE and DA NEPHEW. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL cute!!
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