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    Post Teaching derail from BWQ

    Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    I apologise for the rogue apostrophe in my previous post. Devil quoted it, so no point editing now. Oh the shame!

    nice fuckin' storefront window, lady.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AmsterdamAssassin View Post
    Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.
    Speak for yourself.

    I can do, and teach, and I'm fucking tired of this little jab.

    Most people can't teach; they suck at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    Speak for yourself.

    I can do, and teach, and I'm fucking tired of this little jab.

    Most people can't teach; they suck at it.
    Yeah, really. Since when did teaching become something any idiot can do as a default? I've had experience teaching, and while I love it and am good at it, it definitely isn't easy. Those who do it well are very valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessofPersia View Post
    Yeah, really. Since when did teaching become something any idiot can do as a default? I've had experience teaching, and while I love it and am good at it, it definitely isn't easy. Those who do it well are very valuable.

    OK, coming from a state where Teachers are the new Pinata (and don't even get me started on that; apparently all we need to do to make ends meet here budgetarily is become another fucking Kansas......thanks, Walker) I'm gonna defend Amsterdam... A BIT.

    Teaching is hard work. And many teachers wear multiple hats (to the best of my knowledge King was a good English teacher before he sold Carrie and went full-time) and can most certainly write. But, you must know this old chestnut is certainly based on a bit of truth. There are a lot of English majors out there who can't shake their purple, for example (thinking of an in-law, in fact) and so they teach kids, in some cases, un-teach them even, just as there are plenty of folks not fit to run a lab who are instead showing kids how to dissect a frog. Some of them were drummed out, some of them had no interest in whatever is being unfairly considered the "higher calling" in the first place. But to be fair, while this isn't an absolute, it is a saying in part because it is true at times, and ironies like this have a way of sticking with you.

    Again, no disrespect to teachers, just suggesting the saying is there because at least sometimes, it happens to be all too true. I can say I've used the phrase myself, without meaning any offense to teachers, because what they CAN do is often very different, although the two are certainly not mutually exclusive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quicklime View Post
    flame suit on all the same....
    No flame suit necessary from me. I totally agree with you.

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    As all the wrong people tripped on my comment, but it blew right by the people it was intended to, I deleted my comment.

    Sometimes I overestimate people's ability to laugh at themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backslashbaby View Post
    You don't know that it blew by them. They could be plotting your murder for that comment right now. Chin up
    Could be. Could also be drooling over Molly Ringwald. Or listening to Natalie Merchant's Carnival.

    Plus I'm probably the last person you want to plot against...

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    Yeah this was me, moved some posts out of BWQ where they just didn't belong. Take a dig at someone, you'll get a response. Don't do it. Also, try to cut out the random cussing in open forums, think family rating.

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