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Topic: Word-related Riddles
Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2009 11:35:59 AM
Tilly Williams is a book keeper from Mississippi. She likes trees and grass but not nature. She likes coffee but not tea. She likes swimming and running but not bicycling. Name three other things that Tilly likes and dislikes.
Topic: reminiscing-- childhood poems.
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:20:15 PM
Shel Silverstein rocks! This was one of my favorites as a kid.


Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too,
Went for a ride in a flying shoe,
"Hooray!"
"What fun!"
"It's time we flew!"
Said Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.

Ickle was captain, Pickle was crew,
And Tickle served coffee and mulligan stew
As higher
And higher
And higher they flew,
Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.


Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too,
Over the sun and beyond the blue. "
Hold on!"
"Stay in!"
"I hope we do!"
Cried Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.


Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too
Never returned to the world they knew,
And nobody
knows what's
happened to
Dear Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.

Written by Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)
Topic: Cultural Superstitions
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:04:09 PM
I heard that it is bad luck to put new shoes on a table. Anyone else heard that one?
Topic: interesting spelling tidbits
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:37:16 PM
Joseph Glantz wrote:
In doing the Acronym work I notice a lot of differences between the American and the British spelling. Americans prefer judgment, behavior and defense where the British use judgement, behaviour and defence. Not sure what the historical reason is - other than maybe a way for Americans to be different than the British.



I heard that when Webster wrote his dictionary he deliberately changed some of the spellings to make them different from the British spellings as a way of declaring independence from the British. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but I thought it was interesting.
Topic: Embarrassing Mispronunciations
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009 11:10:50 PM
I cringe every time I hear someone pronounce "frustrating" as "fustrating". When you are already frustrated about something, there is nothing worse than somebody saying, "I know this is fustrating". Another variation that I heard recently is "flustrated". The person who said it assured me that it was a real word; a combination of "flustered" and "frustrated". I don't know about that.
Topic: What is your favorite word?
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009 4:57:35 PM
I have quite a few words that I love. One of my favorites is "quilt". It is such a quiet, comfortable, cozy word. It makes me want to curl up and go to sleep. It fits perfectly with its definition.

What are your favorite words?
Topic: Embarrassing Mispronunciations
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009 4:51:51 PM
I had an English professor who was reading aloud and pronounced meringue "mer-en-gee".

Someone in the class eventually pointed out to him that it was pronounced "Mer-rang"
Topic: How and why are these sentences different?
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009 4:26:30 PM
Thanks Fred and Mark. That chart is very helpful.
Topic: favorite words or word juxtapositions ?
Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2009 1:20:44 PM
I could be wrong about Italian ice vs. water ice. I was going by Rita's Water Ice. If you look at the Rita's Water Ice website or at the menu at their stores, they desribe water ice as "italian ice". Either way, I still think it's a good name.
Topic: How and why are these sentences different?
Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2009 1:14:18 PM
How and why are the following sentences different:

A. I saw him run away.

B. I saw him running away.



C. I saw her read the note.

D. I saw her reading the note.


I can think of different instances when I would use the word in each form, but I cannot figure out why I would choose one or the other in certain circumstances. Can anyone help to explain how and why these sentences are different and when each one would be correct?

Thanks!

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