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    I was eating lunch on the 20th of February with...

    I was eating lunch on the 20th of February with my 10-year-old
    grandson and I asked him, "What day is tomorrow?"

    He said "It's President's Day!"
    He is a smart kid.

    I asked "What...
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    why English teachers die young

    Sorry if this is a repeat. The thread is getting long.


    Why English Teachers Die Young

    Actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays:

    1. Her face was a perfect oval, like...
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    It's the summer of 1960 and Harold goes to pick...

    It's the summer of 1960 and Harold goes to pick up his date, Peggy Sue .

    Harold's a pretty hip guy with his own car and a duck tail hairdo. When he goes to the front door, Peggy Sue 's mother...
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    How to speak (or post on your favorite bulletin...

    How to speak (or post on your favorite bulletin board)



    1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
    2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
    3. And don't start a sentence with a...
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    Writing assignment

    RECEIVED FROM AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR:
    This assignment was actually turned in by two of my English students: Rebecca (last name deleted) and Gary (last name deleted).
    English 44A SMU, Creative Writing...
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    soap opera

    Oldie but goodie!


    The following letters are taken from an actual incident between a London hotel and one of its guests last year. The hotel ended up submitting the letters to the Sunday Times....
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    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but...

    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank - proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too.

    Two boll weevils grew up in...
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    Last one for now...I promise

    Why English Teachers Die Young

    Actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays:

    1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh...
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    YOU MIGHT BE IN THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY IF ...
    1 You sat at the same desk for 4 years and worked for 8 different managers. Or have moved 10 times in two years and have never known who your boss was....
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    An oldie, but really good. I still laugh when...

    An oldie, but really good. I still laugh when reading it.

    Chili Tasting Notes From An Inexperienced Chili Taster Named FRANK:

    Recently I was honored to be selected as an Outstanding Famous...
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