Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out Archives' started by Mrs.Sheila, Aug 7, 2006.
Aug 7, 2006
edited for privacy ~ thanks for those who replied!!!
OK, we NEED to know the story behind this one
ediited for privacy ~ pm me if you want to know the story ~
It makes feel inadequate needed a safe place to vent!
Wow, can I work with you then? I've always gotten stuck working with lazy people who didn't want to do anything.
LOL!! I am one who overdoes.
Nah, I won't invade your privacy. But in teaching, as in life, there are those who do their job, those who do far less and somehow get away with it, and some (like so many here) who spend their summers trying to become better at what they do-- they're the ones who compensate for the lazy ones. They're the ones in it for the kids, not the vacations. They're the ones the kids will remember fondly down the road for having made a real difference.
I strongly suspect you're one of those.
I once saw a greeting card; I should have bought every one in the store. It was a picture of an elephant lying flat on the ground, being overrun by turkeys.
Open the card to read: "Don't let the turkeys get you down!!"
LOL!! I will have to remember that! Come thanskgiving I am sure I will be in fits of giggles! LOL Thanks!
I'm in the dark about your story and need to vent but it seems as if you are feeling better?
It's sooo true about some teachers who do nothing and get all the glory. The rest of us stand staring with mouths agape as the principal heaps praise upon them while the rest of us don't even get a "good morning".
Whatcha gonna do?
yeah I am good. Thanks!
Aug 8, 2006
"Non Carborundum Illegitimi"
OK Doc, it sounds as though you're accusing non-carbonated soda of being illegitimate.
Could you translate??
"Non Carborundum Illegitimi" = "Don't let the b*st*rds wear you down"
It's extremely bad fake Latin (a carborundum is an abrasive stone used to whet knives), but the sentiment is irresistible.
That's what I was thinking Alice
I know it's bad Latin.......it's just a plaque I saw somewhere.....thought the mood was appropriate, though.
My DH always claims he was an only child but I truly think there must be some blood connection between he and Music Doc, some times they say things that sound the same.
Are you in shock that she is married or do you need to know that DH meand Dear Husband?
Before I scrolled down and saw the joke of it being bad latin, I was trying to figure out how it meant all of that...being only three words and all...then , I scrolled down. Funny!!! LOL
Was questioning the "DH" designation......I thought she meant Department Head! LOLOL
Aug 11, 2006
Hey Doc, I thought it was: Illegitimi non carborundum est.
At least, that was what was scratched into all the desktops at IU back in the seventies!
Either way, it's a good motto.
Could be..........I just wrote what I'd seen on a plaque on an online "careers" novelty site. I do better when the Latin is more along the lines of something that might from the Mass.
It's still extremely bad Latin - like that of my friend who used to recite Semper ubi sub ubi (literally "Always where under where", and if the joke isn't clear, try reading the English aloud) - but irresistible.
It's o.k. to speak English...really, it is.
I love being miles ahead of the lazy people...so much more satisfying to leave them in the dust.