Our new dog has terrible grammar. She’s absolutely fabulous in just about every other way. She’s loyal, loving, affectionate, playful, gentle, well trained… But she does not understand the proper usage of the words “lie” and “lay.” If you tell Layla (how ironically named!) to lie down, she stares at you blankly. Tell her to [...]
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(via The New Yorker — cartoon by Willian Haefeli) Happy Mother’s Day (or Mothers’ Day) to all the mamas out there.
Here’s a bit of what’s clogging up my browser today… Fear The Pumpkin: In Ukraine, It’s The Big Kiss-Off Think jack-o’-lanterns are frightening? Try being a man in Ukraine. Then you’ll truly understand what it’s like to fear a pumpkin. For centuries in the Eastern European nation, a pumpkin meant one thing: No, I won’t [...]
I wrote an article today about a new digital science book being developed (to be available free!) and was on Wired while I was doing research. This comment got my attention… i’m not really convenced when he says no publisher is doing this. i used to work for Harcourt School publishers who (at least 8 [...]
This: Victoria found this article about albino animals. It’s pretty neat to look at with the kids! I’m not sure it’s all the best scientific information, but it’s a fantastic springboard to find out more. She’s also taught me some fancy word for an animal that seems albino but isn’t, but I’ve forgotten (I have [...]
We’re off in a couple of hours to the Mankato area to spend the night with the grandparents and buy a new (to us) van. Tomorrow is Jack’s birthday, the next day is Victoria’s birthday and Monday is Alex’s birthday. I’m baking cakes from scratch for all three. There are at least 2 parties. I [...]
Not only is this often funny but it’s a great way to learn the rules with the kids. I’m guilty of a few of these! HOW TO WRITE GOOD by Frank L. Visco My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules: Avoid alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences [...]
I had to post this fabulous idea from Sparklee to go along with today’s festivities. I love this! We could have a blast doing this here, I think!
1. Today (March 4) is Grammar Day (also here). In honor of that, you must try Grammar Ninja! It’s so fun! Also try these grammar quizzes for points. 2. We bought a new fridge today. I’m so happy. Our old fridge is insanely awful. The doors don’t shut all the way and we have to [...]
I had to post this. I think we also need one about its and it’s, plus about not putting apostrophes in plurals.