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Re: LANG HUMOR: tense

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 6, 2001, 10:45
LOL  As an ESL teacher I can fully appreciate this one!


So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
-------Suzanne Knutzen

>From: J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: LANG HUMOR: tense >Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 01:22:59 EST > > A friend of mine sent me this in email today: > >An English teacher at Iowa State University spent a lot of time marking >grammatical errors in her students' written work. She wasn't sure how much >impact she was having until one overly busy day when she sat at her desk >rubbing her temples. > >A student asked, "What's the matter, Ms. Dalton?" > >"Tense," she replied, describing her emotional state. > >After a slight pause the student tried again, "What >was the matter? What has been the matter? What might have been the >matter...?"
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