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Well, you probably have Eddie Murphy of the old Saturday Night Live bit to thank for the"Ho Hos". Afterall, even farm kids have TV and it gets around quickly. "You too can be a HO". Troubling, that much of what was, isn't, and yet much of what is, won't be. So it will all out in the end, eh?
 
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BP1: Right!
"What, ho! Apothecary!"
(Romeo seeks his fatal drug, R&J Act 5, sc i)

From my early studies of linguistics, I have always remembered the Indo-European Family of Languages chart:
"Old English, Middle English, Modern English"

Now what? "Long-lost English!"

Banana, Get your hands on a copy of "The Stories of Ray Bradbury." There is something for everyone in this classic 100 story collection. "READ ON!"


Maybe your teacher could help you with locating a copy. Or a Santa wish list item!? http://www.teenreads.com/authors/au-bradbury-ray.asp http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PRODUCT&PROD_ID=176516&fp=F&kid=76277&cid=46822 http://raybradburyonline.com/bibliography/bradstor.htm

Enjoy.



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The word "gay" went down one of the fastest in the language. I just read a couple of books from the '40s, '50s, where it was used in its older sense (maybe there was an even earlier, original sense!) and also have it in some songs which were published as late as the mid-'60s. By the early '70s it no longer appears in songs!

"Dude" is also quickly changing meaning.
 
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In regards to the word "gay," it makes me wonder what kids today think of when they hear The Flintstones' theme song... "We'll have a gay old time!" I still use the word as a term for happy, as well as for designating someone as homosexual, mostly because I like the people I work with to have to actually think about what I'm saying! Some of my staff...well, trying to get them to understand basic things is like performing a root canal on an awake tiger!
 
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How about when we "Deck the Halls" this Christmas?

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.
 
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Dandy,...and this in pursuit of "scholarly" affairs? http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/12/08/dude.study.ap/index.html

Ah, yes. Research?! So that would require some "Long-lost English" Age title adjustments:

Of Mice and Dudes
The Invisible Dude
The Dude From Lamanchia
Spiderdude
Superdude
All the Kings Dudes
RB's: The Dude, Rocketdude (from The Illustrated Dude)
Dude Without a Country



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Not to mention "troll" has taken on new connotations.
 
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To me, troll (besides the obvious reference to a creature that lives under a bridge and harasses billy goats!) is a kind of fishing you do in a boat.
 
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They want everything handed to them; they don't WANT to think. That's what I think is with kids these days! Heck, seems like every other week, I'm reading how cheating in school is becoming more and more prevalent and even somewhat acceptable!

What scares me is these kids are the world's future! Thank goodness there are some kids out there who still use their own brains!


Excellent, this is an accurate description of how 97% of the people in my highschool and the ones surrounding are. I cant stand how everyone needs to be spoon fed any material that actually requires thinking. And its not as if bradbury writes in a difficult to understand fashion, quite the opposite actually. Just shows what were coming to, better go watch 6 hours of TV right?
 
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Frank,

I was substitute teaching in a private school here in the Ft. Lauderdale area. I was appalled by the silliness of the students--these were 10th graders--when reading through Shakespeare. I forget the play, I think it was Romeo and Juliet, where the line "What ho?" is stated meaning "What's going on?", "Who's there?", or something to that effect. The students broke into loud laughter at the mention of "ho." It took me a minute to understand what they were laughing about.

Another time, in rural Minnesota, we were talking about the re-distribution of nationalities and work. In Minnesota a lot of Hispanic familes would come up to Minnesota to work in the beet fields, cutting weeds out of the rows.

As part of this discussion I mentioned that entire families would be involved in this effort and that any child big enough to hold a "hoe," was put to work. Here again, loud shouts of laughter (these were seniors) and I just couldn't believe it. I had to draw an illustration on the board so that they would know what I meant, and lot of them were farm kids. I am sure that you, Mr. Dark, and others who are teachers, are running into similar situations.

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I know exactly what you mean, we read Romeo and Juliet this year in "LA" (it seems to be the most popular shakespearian play to put into the curriculum) and the exact same thing occured. At least as sophomores we should be ashamed of that low of humour if nothing else...

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You must have heard of the term "sophomoric humor."
 
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Enjoy! Spring arrives: http://caroleknits.net/wp-cont...resized-for-blog.jpg


No "Dandelions"...yet! But soon!
 
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No "Dandelions"...yet! But soon!


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A day without a weed whacker, weedeater, weed spray, or a lawnmower is a good day!
 
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Happy Spring!



"Live Forever!"
 
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