Wednesday, September 30, 2015

oops

I forgot.  I was going to post something, but I'm fried--graded fifty awful papers in three days (three of which read like they were written in another language and put through Google Translate or something, and one more of which was written in AAVE*). 

And, on top of that, the imp threw up on Saturday, was fine all day Sunday, and threw up in class on Monday.  And the pixie woke up then threw up this morning.

So, I forgot.  Forgot all about posting something. 

Sorry.

6 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear the kids are so sick.

    Back in the 90's, when i lived in Memphis, there was one of those AAVE meme things going around and when asked to use the word, "rectum", in a sentence, it went something like this:

    "I had two cars and my ol' lady, she 'rectum' bof"

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    1. Lots and lots and lots of unconjugated verbs. Almost all forms were the infinitive, simply without "to" in front. "He go," etc.

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    2. Understood. Curious if this individual(s) tends to talk like that. For my part, I've been trying to correct myself on words were an 'ly' is appropriately added, i.e. bad vs badly. Those sorts of things are more accepted while talking, but I hate to sound uneducated. I want to sound as different as I can from the uneducated crowd, especially those that write and talk like your student there.

      Maybe they'll let you help them some.

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    3. Thing is, the kid's really *smart*--and he's following AAVE's grammar rules perfectly (infinitives are the "this is happening right now, but doesn't always happen," and present tense is "this always happens"...I think), and is improving on the punctuation rules. I'm trying to help him, but it's a bit difficult to do with only sixteen weeks.

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  2. Everything OK? Haven't heard anything in a while. Hope all is well.

    Antz

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    1. Yeah. I'm composing a post right now, hopefully with an explanation that works. I'm exhausted, man.

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