Friday, January 19, 2007

Senseless snippets

* Students hate that "flour" and "flower" have the same pronunciation. "How do we know which one someone is talking about? That doesn't make sense to spell it differently if it sounds the same." I always respond that the world makes no sense either, but there it is.

* Sometimes as an example I ask the ladies if they shave their legs. After the unanimous affirmative, I say, "There you go. You have no problem with that making no sense."

* The male students usually need something firmer (and less metaphoric) like, "Spending our time wanting things to be different impedes progress. You've got to accept that there is often no logic to it"

Other examples of why the world we live in makes no sense:

* People killing others based on what they think a character in a book wishes them to do.

* Kids who, wanting not to look uncool, go outside with no cap when it's 40 below with the wind chill.

* Plants, fooled into thinking it's spring, burst forth in early January. Then the rampant murder of would-be blossoms.

* The existence of billionaires as people starve to death.

* Third nipples.

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* Gotta go catch the 5:30 bus, work begins anew!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems weird that you are off to work and I'm just now getting around to looking up blogs for my Thursday. It's still Thursday in my world. And your Friday is already underway.

Another thing that kinda defies logic.

Lemuel said...

There's no making sense of what is senseless.

Timmy said...

I kind of miss my third nipple.

Anonymous said...

I think the nonsense in this world is a large part of it's appeal.
Except for the fictional characters in those books...

Ed said...

A few more similar words: Red-Read, Whole -hole, sew -so, no - know, Blue- blew, Flew- flu, what- watt, not- knot.
English is hard to learn but tell the students not to wonder why, there's is but to read and reply.
There's a word for you: to, too, two.

Anonymous said...

Those damn homos will get ya every time.

Homo-nyms, that is. :)

GayProf said...

But wearing a cap would muss my hair.

Patricia said...

i used to be one of those idiot kids who refused to wear a hat because it looked stupid. now i realize it was me who looked stupid, not the hat.

Spider said...

Damn I wish my snippets made as much sense as yours do...

Doug said...

The existence of billionnaires has always confused me. There's some serious moral blindness.

Jason said...

Third nipples look cute.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Excellent observations, and I'm guilty of one: I think I named my son after a character in a book.

Freak Magnet said...

I knew I was old when I didn't care what I looked like - I just wanted to be warm.

David said...

You know what I don't understand?

Kids who go out with no coats and hats, when its 40 below and then complain about how cold it is.

Teenagers. God, I hope I was never once like that!

Snooze said...

I always walked to school without a hat on, and my hair was usually still wet as I never blow dried it. Many times I would get to school and it would be frozen solid. I did wear ear muffs though [it was the 80s...]

Lewis said...

But I like senseless kids with no third nipples bursting forth in January on top of billionaires who have no logic but are fooled into thinking that it's 40 below.

David said...

I rarely go for thirds.

Anonymous said...

Leg shaving is NOT something that defies logic! Not everyone loves grasshopper legs!

Which book are you referring to? THE Book? Because that sucker tells people to kill people all the damn time!

Oh and every day, I see teenagers with a t-shirt on in the cold and I just want to run up to them and say "Ain't you got no mama?" But that would sound crazy, so I just shake my head instead and say "Yeah, you look cool!" to which my kids respond "Yeah freezing cool!"

Anonymous said...

Tell them it's the same as the Japanese words for "Bride" and "Chopstick."

Even though the characters are different, "Hashi" sounds the same.

Oh yeah, "Hana" means both "nose" and "Flower."

So there

Anonymous said...

oops... not "Bride" I meant "bridge."

Heh.