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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTachyon View Post
    Make them diagram various sentences/lines from the shows.

    Quiz them on Bradbury's use of syntax and word choice.
    DIAGRAMMING??


    I'm not trying to torture them.


    Or me.




    (Though I have used it in other ESL courses before, I admit.)
    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTachyon View Post
    Be glad I didn't bring up the Kardashians.

    For example, Schrodinger's Kardashian. Put Kim and Kourtney in a box along with a radioactive substance with a half-life of one hour. At the end of the hour, did TV ratings go up or down?
    As long as we never, ever open the box....


    Who cares?

    :
    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    What? Not even if I have six of them? *Confused*
    You have six miniature ice cream x's. Whether they are cones or sandwiches or whatever. Or six miniature bowls of ice cream.

    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    You have six miniature ice cream x's. Whether they are cones or sandwiches or whatever. Or six miniature bowls of ice cream.

    SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS!
    x2

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    Ace, don't make me smack you.





    (And I only mentioned it because Ali was giving CM flak for his flak.)

    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    Trust me, I'm a professional.


    That's... Just...

    The blog, which may not be updated regularly enough. -- I'm linking to other AW blogs here. -- There's some nonsense here when I can be bothered.
    Don't hold your breath...

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    Dude, I am not that flexible.
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    The SFF Review Educational Supplement is now open. I'll be listing books, podcasts, online courses and anything else that aims to help the SFF writer improve their skills, provided they're free. (the books, podcasts, online courses and anything else, not the writers)




    The British Comics Database is growing. Or mutating. I'm not quite sure which, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    You have six miniature ice cream x's. Whether they are cones or sandwiches or whatever. Or six miniature bowls of ice cream.

    You may be a professional grammerian, but I am an expert dessert eater. In this country, an ice cream cone is the thing you hold, it does not necessarily have ice cream in it. Once it has ice cream in it, it either becomes an 'ice cream' or a 'cone' or a 'cornet'. As in "I'll take two cones please."

    Now, can I have my pants back please, when you've stopped using them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    Now, can I have my pants back please, when you've stopped using them.
    He has his own bus pants. He just doesn't want to get them dirty.
    The blog, which may not be updated regularly enough. -- I'm linking to other AW blogs here. -- There's some nonsense here when I can be bothered.
    Don't hold your breath...

    Quote Originally Posted by AbielleRose View Post
    Dude, I am not that flexible.
    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    The SFF Review Educational Supplement is now open. I'll be listing books, podcasts, online courses and anything else that aims to help the SFF writer improve their skills, provided they're free. (the books, podcasts, online courses and anything else, not the writers)




    The British Comics Database is growing. Or mutating. I'm not quite sure which, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    You may be a professional grammerian, but I am an expert dessert eater. In this country, an ice cream cone is the thing you hold, it does not necessarily have ice cream in it. Once it has ice cream in it, it either becomes an 'ice cream' or a 'cone' or a 'cornet'. As in "I'll take two cones please."
    Yes, but you people talk funny.






    Also, nothing but a's in grammarian. On either side of the Pond.

    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWords View Post


    That's... Just...

    Scary, isn't it?


    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    "One," I scream! "Two," I scream!

    Nope, no s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everyone
    How are you out of unread books?!
    A combination of a long spell of being broke and a huge reading binge, during which I'd neglected to seek out new titles to add to the "get and read it!" list.

    Yeah, shocked me too.

    Already there's a growing "Buy this book!" list forming... I apologize to my wallet in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post
    "One," I scream! "Two," I scream!

    Nope, no s.


    Do they even call it ice cream in Pittsburgh? (First time someone asked me for a gumband I was completely lost.)

    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    You have six miniature ice cream x's. Whether they are cones or sandwiches or whatever. Or six miniature bowls of ice cream.

    *drool* Darn you! *slinks off to kitchen to stare in despair at the lack of sugar in everything present*
    Tribal Prophet Bird!
    ~~~
    Current WIP set (weird futuristic literary military scifi): Farewell Etcetera, Space Witches, Complicity, Star Soldier. Ideas waiting to be worked on: 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post


    Do they even call it ice cream in Pittsburgh? (First time someone asked me for a gumband I was completely lost.)

    LOL. Yeah, it's ice cream here.

    Just don't ask me about the name for carbonated beverages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raventongue View Post
    *drool* Darn you! *slinks off to kitchen to stare in despair at the lack of sugar in everything present*
    I'd pass you an ice cream, but they all melted while Bos was wearing my pants.
    Alice

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    Upstairs for thinking, downstairs for dancing.

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    Still no 10s???

    *Haz a worried*

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    I'd pass you an ice cream, but they all melted while Bos was wearing my pants.
    Bos had ice creams in his pants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    I'd pass you an ice cream, but they all melted while Bos was wearing my pants.
    Lol!

    Talk about creaming one's jeans...
    Tribal Prophet Bird!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy Cullen View Post
    How is this possible? Please enlighten the masses.

    *sits on 150+ book TBR pile *
    Me too. I remember when I owned just three unread books.That was around 1989. Some people I've corresponded with on AW were not even born then.
    "The afterlife is like Aldershot." (from Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel)

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    *waves at Cantina* I've been gone for a few days with the plague flu. What did I miss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraMisfit View Post
    No good can come from this.
    This.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigWords View Post
    Hm. You would need to add a touch of The Jerry Springer Show to weaponize it.
    The above x a million!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AceTachyon View Post
    SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS!
    x2
    Youse guys make me laugh!

    Quote Originally Posted by tjwriter View Post
    Still no 10s???

    *Haz a worried*
    She's definitely alive - I had an email from her this morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by CAMueller View Post
    *waves at Cantina* I've been gone for a few days with the plague flu. What did I miss?
    Yucky. Glad you're feeling better, though! I only just got back after a long absence myself, so not sure what all you missed...

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    Hihi all. I see we have ice cream?
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    I've had a jones for portal fantasy recently. Anybody got any recommendations.
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