August 4th, 2005


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I'm typing up more "learner writings" for our 10 year anniversary edition. Here's one of the sentences I came across,

"How could the teachers let someone grauated who dident no how to subtract or know her maltuple cashion"

Wow. I mean, just think about it. Deborah used to think that "drawer" started with a "j." Say it aloud. It sounds like a j. Someone who had never seen "multiplication" could easily see that as two words, and honestly, "maltuple cashion" is some wonderful sounding-out.

I'll probably add to this as I type.

ADDENDUM: toward and towards. Explain.

ADDENDUM: Memorial Day.. we barbeque and go to the beach.. because our country's dead heroes were barbequed.. at the beach?

ADDENDUM: More funny funny. Not grammatical, but cultural.

When I first arrived in the United States, I felt lonely because many things were strange with me. America’s traditions are different from China: Americans speak English, but I don’t understand what they say. Americans eat raw vegetables…