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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Huh?

Today I was a fifth grade teacher (day11!!). In social studies the students were to write a diary from the viewpoint of a person living during the Civil War. In the instructions was the following sentence: "You are writing this so your ancestors will know how you lived." What's wrong with this sentence?

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Blogger Amy Lane said...

In order for my ancestors to know hoe I lived, I would have to invent a time travel device, go back in time, and appall them so much that they refuse to procreate, thus creating a time paradox that might flux the universe in twain...

Now my descendants... they might want to read one of my journals so they can point at me and say "She...she is the one who is to blame for our complete weirdness. Go back and time and fix her so that we might live normal lives."

3:52 PM  
Blogger NeedleTart said...

Very good! You picked it up the first time. I told it to The Husband and a friend and had to repeat it. Elder Son just started at me and said, "Wait! What?"

4:35 PM  
Blogger Mother of Chaos said...

Great answer, Amy!! I was too busy laughing to answer.

5:02 PM  
Blogger confiance said...

Well, clearly they forgot to mention the time travel machine that was required for the students to be in the past in the first place. DUH!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

OMG. I love Amy. She stated it so much better than I thought up, which is "Your ancestors precede you, so how could you leave a memoir to them?" I'm so black & white, matter of fact. Amy is color. ;)

So, my ancestors would don condoms not because I'm over the top but because I'm so far below I'm already in the grave. :)

Cripes, Blogger's word is wnoqvqb in squiggly lines. Ugh.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Oh, cool, past-life recall history studies... ;-)

3:22 PM  

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