"How many winds are there in Vancouver?"
"My orange blood protects my red blood from being burned by the sun."
"A long time ago, before dump trucks were invented, front-end loaders dumped their loads into monster trucks."
"I'm sitting on the step and watching the fairies."
"'I don't like the look of that guy!' That's what octopuses and squids and jellyfishes say when they see a shark."
"Airplanes are sometimes made of plastic and sometimes made of toilet paper."
"I love sitting with you and watching the world go by."
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Latest Report from the "Context is Everything" Department
To be honest, I'm not even sure context would help with some of these:
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Oh, that last one is a heartbreaker. What a great kid.
Um, unless you're talking about Rusty. Then, what a great husband! Such a pure mind.
So funny and that last one, so sweet. As they say, "I laughed. I cried. It was better than Cats."
Speaking of context, I teach middle school and a kid asked last week "When is June 1st?"
Me: Like.. after May 31 and before June 2?
Him: No, when is it?
Me: How many days? Let's see, 23, 24, 25...
Him, frustrated: No, when is it???
After a couple more rounds, I realized he wanted to know what day of the week.
Would it be considered a good or bad thing that I get these without context?
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