Monday, April 2, 2012

Overheard in World History

For third period this year, I have Modern World history with Ms. Vasquez. This being a required class for all sophomores, the room is filled with a diversity of different people, at all academic levels. There are many very outspoken students in my class, and we often become engaged in a range of different discussions. Even so, I couldn't help but find it funny when certain comments have been said in there. For a while I have been writing down some of the best ones, and well... I'll just let you decide what to think of them:

Overheard in World History:

Who was the president of WWI

It ain't gone get did

(after seeing Simon Bolivar)
He look like a monkey

(Looking at post-WWI art)
I see a pigeon-man. 
   Pigeon is spelled p-i-d-g-o-n.
I know how to spell it. How do you spell skull?
Social realism is the real of the social stuffs

Y'all give me such works

What is short for stuff?

The Allies (in WWII) was Germany, Italy, and France 

Is Kennedy still alive

Didn't the Americans like get to space first though.

What's a torpedo 

What is US platoon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Something has been been bugging me for a while. You see, I believe in the importance of words. I have a appreciation for the written and oratorical arts, as hopefully my readers do too. With that in mind I get very frustrated by the lack of verbal skills in a school like pv. What bugs me though, above the huge grammatical errors, is the overuse of words. Words like "love."
Originally love was supposed to mean overwhelming appreciation for something or someone. To say that you loved something was to express absolute joy because of it. The problem is people overuse that word, and it has begun to lose it's value. I'm not talking about couples who say they love eachother after about two weeks, because that has always happened. My problem is when friends who only slightly know eachother say that they love one another. It devalues a once strong word. Now, what used to mean amazing now means good.
On that note, the word friend has been devalued as well. With websites like facebook, we are encouraged to list everyone we know as a friend. Personally, I don't consider everyone that I'm aquainted with as a friend. A friend is supposed to be someone you know well and feel comfortable around. Now it means someone you sit near in second period. Maybe I'm going on about nothing, but I just feel that if words are overused as much they are now, then how can they be expected to mean anything.
Ok, here goes my first blog editorial. To explain, in this blog I will be right small articles on my thoughts and what I find interesting, somewhat in the hopes that others will either share or appreciate my point of view. I'll try to keep it along the lines of actual thoughts(hence the title) and avoid just talking about my day.
BTW I tend to right in run on sentences, so I apologize if I seem to overexplain or drag on in certain points (like right now.)