23759Re: [Czechlist] Re: TERM:THANKS coach/bus, NEW tiny
- Sep 6, 2004On Monday, September 6, 2004, at 05:59 AM, Hana Viansová wrote:
> Hi Simon, I THOUGHT it was strange that you seemed to react toHere it is:
> something in
> your message - problem is that I never got Jamie´s original message. I
> checking Czechlist Archive but to no avail (which is probable due to
> my poor
> PC skills). If it´s easily available, could you possibly forward it to
> Thanks a million, AND thanks for the lesson in punctuation marks:-)
On September 5, Jamie rout:
> Either your student's American friends are playing with him, or theJamie
> level of ignorance and illiteracy of American youth has reached
> proportions more staggering than I've ever imagined it could.
> "Tiny" and "teeny" are two different words. You student is
> pronouncing "tiny" correctly. It's [taini]. The word "teeny" is
> informal, is pronounced [ti:ni], and indicates that something is even
> smaller than tiny. I think this applies on both sides of the ocean.
> If the Americans are really serious, they are very, very ignorant.
> Last week an American community college student of mine in a remedial
> writing class (she went to inner city schools) wrote a paragraph
> titled "The Boldest Job I Ever Had". "Bold", as was explained to me
> by another student, nowadays means in her neighborhood "bad" or
> "terrible". When I told her the real meaning of "bold" was "brave" or
> "courageous", she was completely surprised and didn't quite trust what
> I was telling her. I'm not even sure she knew what "courageous" > meant.
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