Wednesday, November 08, 2006

GO DEEP

I am posting this for JMG's enjoyment, and hopefully the rest of you. Check out her post for this week to understand the reference.


This one is JMG's extra credit for doing the assignment ahead of schedule and being verbo....I mean exceeding the 300 word minimum.

13 comments:

JMG said...

Ha! That would be my luck--I complain, so they get too deep on me and I'm in way over my head.

Was that my extra credit?

Tony Arnold said...

No. I will post another one for your extra credit (on this same post). More of a MD one, like the last Red & Rover. Keep watching.

Tony

JMG said...

That's great Tony!!

jettybetty said...

LOL =-)!

Amy said...

Those are great and right up JMG's alley.

JMG said...

Gee, Tony, I don't even use the word verbose with my students. Half of them wouldn't know what it means.

Tony Arnold said...

Question JMG, can students use Hope Scholarship money to purchase a dictionary and thesaurus?

And everyone, I hope you know I was kidding about the verbose, because that would be the pot calling stainless steel black.

Parsimony in communication is not my strength, although I work at diligently.

Tony

JMG said...
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JMG said...

I don't have any idea how the Hope Scholarship works. However, I just looked up some statistics and found that in the Fall 2005 semester, 72% of MTSU students received financial aid, and the average award was $7093. Considering that full-time tuition (not counting residence, books, meal plan, etc.) is about $2400 per semester, most students are receiving a free education, having to pay only for their books and housing. What is left over from their financial aid after paying tuition gives the student about a thousand dollars to pay for other expenses.

Tony Arnold said...

So no excuse to not have a dictionary and thesaurus. You are free to use words like verbose then.

You need to teach them the art of sesquipedaliansim.

Example: The gentlemen was notably proficient in the utilization of sesquipedalianism to illuminate current events at the conventicle he customarily frequented.

Anyone--feel free to attempt a translation and I will provide the answer later.

Tony

JMG said...

Your gentleman was probably so condescending and pedantic that he was run off from the more reputable and legitimate venues. I wouldn't give him an audience either.


Show off!
:-)

Tony Arnold said...

The gentlemen was notably proficient in the utilization of sesquipedalianism to illuminate current events at the conventicle he customarily frequented.

Translation: Everyone knew the man like to use big words in making church announcement.

Tony

JMG said...

He was probably a college professor.

That reminds me of a funny limerick:

There once was an old man from Esser
Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser.
It at last grew so small
He knew nothing at all,
And now he's a college professor!