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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001122.txt from 1999/01

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] Everything we learned was wrong
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 22:52:31 -0500

From: Roger Shilcock
<roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
>I think most of us have seen or heard all these before..... Some of
them
>appear simply to be pieces of linguistic ineptitude from pupils
whose
>first language is Spanish, and so hardly funny even the first time
round.
>Long comments on "pridefulness" (whatever that is), old jokes ......
>hmmm.....

I'll have to add that some _are_ funny, even to the originator of them
when it's explained what the problem is. For instance, my middle son
tutors a couple of Japanese kids in reading & writing. Yesterday one had
had written a book report on Edison and we were reviewing it. One of the
sentences:

Edison was an innovative lizard.

The kid was ROTFL when we pointed out the minor problem.
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