6865Re: [Authentic_SCA] Linguistics question...
- Jun 1, 2001Ariane Helou wrote:
> Effingham wrote:A bit, yes. <G>
> >Did he say "joot" or "yoot"? <g>
> "Joot." Does that make him thoroughly uncouth? :)
>I think at one time or another most of us have had teachers like that.
> >Didn't anyone think to look at a dictionary? Didn't your teacher even think of
> Well, I have to admit the thought crossed my mind, but my dictionaries are
> in the boxes and boxes of stuff that are in the keeping of my very obliging
> boyfriend until I move into my new place (and therefore inaccessible). And
> yeah, the libraries and computers would be good resources too, but still,
> the teacher didn't think of it and no one else in the class seemed to
> care. But I do agree that most teachers would have immediately suggested
> checking a dictionary. This one's a little...well...not the best I've ever
> had :( Today he spent half an hour trying to get the class to understand a
> very simple concept which most profs. could explain much more lucidly in
> half that time...
I still remember my 9th grade history teacher who talked of people dying for their
cause as "martee-ars" ("martyrs" I assume), and referring to a Rev War battle site
as Fort "TickenderAHgah" (Oh, you mean "Tye-kon-der-OH-gah?") and had as one
question on a test, "What year did the United States become independent from
England?" I put down 1783, the year the treaty was signed. She marked it wrong,
and said the correct answer was 1776. I pointed out that that was when the
*Declaration* of Independence was written, and that *declaring* independence and
*being* independent were two different things, yada yada yada. SHe called the
principal, and when he heard what it was all about, told her I was right and she
was wrong. When I watch "Boston Public," that teacher with the mental problem (the
lady who keeps going off her meds) reminds me of her in *so* many ways.
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