Friday, December 7, 2012

Random Thoughts For A Friday Night

1) Last night I had a very vivid dream wherein I was renovating a really amazing old lighthouse to be my new living quarters ...... in Utah.
Yeah, it made sense in the dream.

2) My favorite misspelled word of the day comes from a 7th grader's poetry test.  While trying to identify some personification in a poem by Tennyson, a girl wrote, "Ring out, wild berries, and let him die!"
(In case you're not an English major, the poem is called "Ring Out, Wild Bells.")

3) My favorite bit of language cleverness for today comes from one of my ESL (English as a second language) students.  We've been working on words having to do with climate, seasons, and weather.  She was supposed to be describing a cartoon picture of a snowstorm, and, not quite recalling how to say, "It is snowing," she came up with "It is raining snow."  I liked it.

1 comment:

  1. Anna left this hilarious re-write of Tennyson's "Lady of Shallot" for me on goodreads:

    And up and down the people go,
    Ringing berries long and slow
    Round an island there below,
    The island of Midvale.

    Trees will whiten, seagulls quiver,
    Raining snow will swirl and shiver
    Thro' the wave that runs for ever
    By the lighthouse in Lake Utah
    Flowing down to Antelope.
    One grey wall, and one grey tower,
    Overlooks the sea of power,
    And the silent isle imbowers
    The Lady of Midvale.

    mmm... I suppose it could work... :P