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Old 12-03-2018, 06:27 AM
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Well, lawsuits have been threatened by senior high school students in New Zealand because they missed an exam question that expected them to know the meaning of of a "rare" word. The word was "trivial".
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:36 AM
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Would love to know where that person was educated at.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by zdave87 View Post
Would love to know where that person was educated at.
Obviously not behind the preposition.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by kgf3076 View Post
Obviously not behind the preposition.
New Mississippi student to upperclassman at Harvard: "Excuse me, can you tell me where the library is at?"
Upperclassman: "You are at Harvard, son. Here at Harvard we do not end our sentences with a preposition."
New student: "I'm sorry, sir. Let me try again. Can you tell me where the library is at--comma--a$$wipe?"
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Originally Posted by tof View Post
New Mississippi student to upperclassman at Harvard: "Excuse me, can you tell me where the library is at?"
Upperclassman: "You are at Harvard, son. Here at Harvard we do not end our sentences with a preposition."
New student: "I'm sorry, sir. Let me try again. Can you tell me where the library is at--comma--a$$wipe?"
Some things in life are sacred...the Oxford comma and not ending a sentence with a preposition (and I know New Mexico might be a state but someone will have to prove it )
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:12 PM
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Yes, that is indeed a sad commentary on our educational system.

It reminds me of a trip that our family made around 1957. Part of the trip included a visit to Roswell, New Mexico so that we could see where my oldest sister was born in 1943 when our Dad was stationed there during the war.

We also went across the border into Tijuana, Mexico, so that we could say we had been to Mexico.

Our parents cautioned all 5 of us girls, ages almost 14, 11, 8, 8 (twins), and 6 to keep quiet when the border officials asked questions, and to only speak to them if they were speaking directly to us.

Our parents were so worried that one of the younger sisters was going to say that the oldest sister was born in Mexico, not New Mexico! The younger sisters always got that mixed up.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by buckeyesue View Post
Yes, that is indeed a sad commentary on our educational system.

It reminds me of a trip that our family made around 1957. Part of the trip included a visit to Roswell, New Mexico so that we could see where my oldest sister was born in 1943 when our Dad was stationed there during the war.

We also went across the border into Tijuana, Mexico, so that we could say we had been to Mexico.

Our parents cautioned all 5 of us girls, ages almost 14, 11, 8, 8 (twins), and 6 to keep quiet when the border officials asked questions, and to only speak to them if they were speaking directly to us.

Our parents were so worried that one of the younger sisters was going to say that the oldest sister was born in Mexico, not New Mexico! The younger sisters always got that mixed up.
There was recently a case in Washington DC, where some dumb A$$ refused a marriage license to a person from New Mexico because they could not supply a Passport!
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:39 AM
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Shhhh...Don't tell Matt that the story he posted about is the one that was linked to in the first post of this thread.
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Originally Posted by tof View Post
Shhhh...Don't tell Matt that the story he posted about is the one that was linked to in the first post of this thread.
Yep, I was about ready to post the very same thing.

I was wondering whether Matt had read the article in the link or whether he was just making a joke.
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Did you hear the one about the people refused for a marriage license because they were from New Mexico?
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