English language is constantly changing over time – here Anne is adorkable in this video. After the post on bad grammar this is the check in with reality and how english language changing over time effects those who agree or disagree words can be added to the dictionary.
Recently my son and I went across country to the Fishguard cinema to see an educational Shakespeare adaptation. On arrival we were met by a lovely man called Paul who stated that the educational showing only had the two of us registered to attend. In educational terms I felt this was a sad reflection on the schools in the area. Sure you can get a disc of the show but Shakespeare was meant to be an experience with a larger audience especially a comedy. But there we were as home educators none the less. The trip turned into a fantastic afternoon as Paul showed us around and told us information about the cinema that you would never have guessed from a normal visit. Even thought the cinema had been there in one form or another since the 1940’s (if memory serves) the inside theatre was modern with an recently installed state of the art digital projector and sound system. The pricing is incredibly reasonable and due to being the only 2 to attend Paul let us watch the Maze Runner which was currrently showing, instead of Much Ado About Nothing as we have access to a copy of that at home. It turned into a trip that was almost like having your own private cinema watching the latest release alone. Very enjoyable experience and well worth the money. Previous to that I had not been to the cinema in a while but had paid a considerable amount of money more to see a new release in a crowded cinema elsewhere.
Fishguard is a bit of a cross country trek for us however it may well be worth it both financially and with the more personalised human approach.
I realise this post alone may mean when we next go that the cinema may be crowded – but that to me is all good as we need to support this small community enterprise. The alternatives are chains or more likely having to travel further to an expensive chain.
We are constantly bombarded with written and spoken information that does not sit comfortably with the education I received. Having said that I find speeling and grammatical errors in this blog. I liked how this video sums it all up.
one of the best clips I have seen
first 4 words……
Morgan gets his own back
I read this guys book when it came out and it put me onto Seligman
quite a bit of humour in a TED talk
another one for the home school
he mentions the ken robinson talk here
I spent some time learning some Mandarin and found this difficult until I realised how much simpler it was, now I feel it is an amazing asset………
future-less language means a better future
five other language differences fascinating stuff
In my life doing techy work for people I have had many conversations like this where the bluesky thinker cannot perceive that the laws of physics apply to them
“You canny change the laws of physics captain!”
or that they want to know why they cannot do something, when you cannot shove years of coding knowledge into their heads they assume you are incompetent
people have a habit of ganging up on the techy person – spouting negativity to hide their own lack of understanding
this particular one ends up with the techy agreeing to the impossible – perhaps that is where I fail……..