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Thursday, January 20
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Who Do You Suppose the Author is Talking About?
"Soon after arriving, he was asked to write an essay on a soul-stirring experience in his life to date and he chose the death of his sister. His mother had drilled it into him that it was wrong when writing to repeat words already used. Having employed "tears" once in the essay, he sought a substitute from a thesaurus she had given him and wrote "the lacerates ran down my cheeks". The essay received a fail grade, accompanied by derogatory comments such as "disgraceful"." --Oliver James
Posted by Peter of Lone Tree at 9:52 AM