Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Superior Hodgepodge

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1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's's the list for 2013-

fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen.
I think someone is taking the word "Superior" in their title just a little too seriously. Perhaps we ought to do away with Lake Superior University, banish, and the Queen's English.

By the way, if the words are banished, what happens if we use them anyway? Are the grammar people gonna get us?

2.  When was the last time you rode a train?  Where did you go?
Does the tram at the amusement park count?

3. Bagels-yay or nay?  Favorite 'flavor'?  Favorite topping?
I cannot discuss bagels right now because I'm off carbs for the foreseeable future. But thanks for making me crave one.

  4.  'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?
Cinderella--killer shoes and a happy ending. What's not to love?

5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months....what say you?  Do you think kids perform better if separated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination?  If you're a parent, is this something you'd support in regard to your own children? 
I teach in a single gender classroom. We homeschool and I only have boys. Although I'm in there too and I'm not a boy. So maybe we're not so gender-specific as I thought. Except that with all that testosterone around I do occasionally have to fight the urge to scratch and spit in public.

6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
Someone else makes the bed and they bring you food whenever you want. 

7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013?  What's the story behind your choice? 
I was going to double down and pick something that was really trending, but apparently some job creator at Lake Superior U got hold of a superfood (probably boneless wings) and was inspired to put the job of banishing words on their bucket list. I feel very passionately that we ought to find that language guru and kick their can down the road because *spoiler alert* you only live once, and you ought to be able to use whatever words you choose.

Within reason, of course.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
My darling granddaughter went to the pediatrician for a check up this week, and she now weighs 10 pounds and 6 ounces. I told her daddy that she was now only 2 ounces shy of his birth weight. Puts a whole new perspective on 32 hours of labor, doesn't it?

He still owes me.


  1. Ha-after witnessing his own child's birth he probably appreciates that comment a little more than he did before fatherhood : )

  2. I don't know where to begin....I so enjoyed it all Jill. You made me LOL on #5 #4, I love shoes what else can I say? #3...I too now crave 'em, but I still eat carbs. So, na, na, na, NA, na. [sorry 'bout that] And do away with the Queen's English? Tell, just what IS the Queen's English anyway? ;o)

  3. LOL love your answer to # 7! And #5. Too funny!

  4. Loved all of your answers, especially # 5 and 7! I'm off sugar and carbs. My mouth watered at the bagel question, too :(

  5. Your answer to #7 couldn't have been more perfect! BRAVO! I can only imagine how much fun it is to have a grandbaby to spoil!

  6. Cinderella - that's a good one. Your random cracked me up.

  7. Congrats on the grandbaby. They are so much more fun than our children.

  8. I enjoyed your answers! My daughter cyber schools this year, and I'm hoping to bring my son back home next year. I nearly made my answer about my love of cyber school (on my hodgepodge), but I went back and got back on topic. lol My daughter is a senior, so with her and my son, both will be only one gender classrooms (if he comes back home).
    My husband is a pastor also! We started a home missions church. My daughter has expressed interested in missions in other countries. I guess we'll see what the Lord has in store over time!
    Have a great evening!

  9. LOL at your #7. Best answer yet!

  10. Ouch on #8. He will ALWAYS owe you. Just sayin'.

    Your #1 and #7 cracked me up. Since IOLO, I'm so glad I've "met" you!

  11. I loved your responses! You are so clever and funny! All boys? I have all girls. And not a one of them weighed anywhere near 10 pounds when they were born. Thank goodness! :)


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