Things you just don't get

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  1. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    One assumes that a child will have had some access to a factory and/or representations of what goes on inside a factory.

    One hopes that a child has had little to no access to the lower intestinal tract.
     
  2. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Maybe you were a smarter five year old than me I would not have grasped the sense of the analogy.
     
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    lasbar Senior member

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    Believe me, Gastroenterology is always a difficult one with that age bracket..
     
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    Most young children are working in factories nowadays due to the poor economy.
     
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  6. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I am grading papers now (not enjoyable act). I've seen students write this: "The reason being is that ..." Why would anyone construct a sentence that way? Maybe the purpose being is to make the sentence longer?
     
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    That's what you get for having page requirements. That and size 14 periods.
     
  8. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I clearly don't get how you are supposed to put bowls in the dishwasher.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

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    I'm seeing lots of students write "God exist" or "realist believe that ..." I do understand why they do that: it's obviously because the final s isn't pronounced, or isn't pronounced very strongly. Nonetheless, it's really weird to see adults making the sorts of mistakes that no one--not even the slowest kids--would have made in fifth grade when I was a youngster.
     
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    as with people who don't have anything of substance to say start their sentence with "well, basically...."
     
  11. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I posted this a couple of days ago on Facebook website, but I guess I neglected to post it here. I recently discovered that L.A. Guns are now eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's hard for me to comprehend why they weren't inducted in their first year of eligibility, maybe just oversight.

    If you want to know one of the most underrated tunes of the last thirty years it is "Sex Action" man it is so good ♬ ♪ Girl, she got style / Boy, she got sleaze ♪ ♬
     
  12. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    L'inc, I'm not sure I uinderstand.
     
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    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    all it means is they put out their first album 25 years ago.. they are not going to be inducted so don't worry about it.
     
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    It's why I give them to my wife to wash..
     
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    My wife is studying a series of online slides about science writing at the moment. Some of the slides show examples of this kind of writing taken from prestigious journals like Nature. I can only remember one example offhand, the repeated use of something like "the resultant data of the experimental procedure" rather than "the results of the experiment". Some were much worse.
     
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