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Author Topic: favorite student sentences, winter/spring 2012 edition  (Read 190909 times)
southerntransplant
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« Reply #270 on: March 28, 2012, 8:19:21 AM »

Not one of mine, but from a friend:

Apparently a student noted that a particular social ill could be handled through "exosphere and education."

I guess one way of dealing with this would be to round up all those struggling with this problem and blast them into orbit.
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« Reply #271 on: March 28, 2012, 4:14:21 PM »

In the fiction story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, it is about Miss Emily and her life story.

At least student put the title in quotation marks.
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« Reply #272 on: March 28, 2012, 4:29:58 PM »

From my survey course, on a health topic they selected:
"Lots of women have ovarian siths, which are usually not a problem unless they burst. There are several types of siths."

I was tempted to ask her if she used Wookieepedia, but I suspect her mother (a nurse) was probably dictating this fine scholarly work to snowy over the phone.
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« Reply #273 on: March 28, 2012, 4:53:46 PM »

From my survey course, on a health topic they selected:
"Lots of women have ovarian siths, which are usually not a problem unless they burst. There are several types of siths."

I was tempted to ask her if she used Wookieepedia, but I suspect her mother (a nurse) was probably dictating this fine scholarly work to snowy over the phone.

Ask her if it's named "Darth Dometrioid."
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« Reply #274 on: March 28, 2012, 5:16:01 PM »

From my survey course, on a health topic they selected:
"Lots of women have ovarian siths, which are usually not a problem unless they burst. There are several types of siths."

I was tempted to ask her if she used Wookieepedia, but I suspect her mother (a nurse) was probably dictating this fine scholarly work to snowy over the phone.

Ask her if it's named "Darth Dometrioid."


Ovarian siths?  No wonder those little f$%kers hurt so much - they're all armed with light-sabres and know how to use them.
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« Reply #275 on: March 28, 2012, 6:51:20 PM »

From my survey course, on a health topic they selected:
"Lots of women have ovarian siths, which are usually not a problem unless they burst. There are several types of siths."

I was tempted to ask her if she used Wookieepedia, but I suspect her mother (a nurse) was probably dictating this fine scholarly work to snowy over the phone.

Ask her if it's named "Darth Dometrioid."


Ovarian siths?  No wonder those little f$%kers hurt so much - they're all armed with light-sabres and know how to use them.

Yes, Biomancer, I thought of you when I read that one!
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« Reply #276 on: March 28, 2012, 8:30:18 PM »

From my survey course, on a health topic they selected:
"Lots of women have ovarian siths, which are usually not a problem unless they burst. There are several types of siths."

I was tempted to ask her if she used Wookieepedia, but I suspect her mother (a nurse) was probably dictating this fine scholarly work to snowy over the phone.

Ask her if it's named "Darth Dometrioid."


Ovarian siths?  No wonder those little f$%kers hurt so much - they're all armed with light-sabres and know how to use them.

Darth Dometriod:  The Gyno-Emperor is not as forgiving as I am. . . .
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« Reply #277 on: March 28, 2012, 9:25:59 PM »

From my survey course, on a health topic they selected:
"Lots of women have ovarian siths, which are usually not a problem unless they burst. There are several types of siths."
Thank you, thank you!  I really need a good laugh today.
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« Reply #278 on: March 30, 2012, 9:29:47 AM »

"Although common to us in the 2000s, things such as space travel, computers, and aliens were a completely new aspect that had only been introduced just a few years earlier by the hit movie series Star Wars. These new ideas and features provide a whole new aspect which audiences of the time had never seen."

I like the idea that to us in the 2000s, space travel and aliens are common to us. 
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« Reply #279 on: March 30, 2012, 11:43:51 AM »

"Although common to us in the 2000s, things such as space travel, computers, and aliens were a completely new aspect that had only been introduced just a few years earlier by the hit movie series Star Wars. These new ideas and features provide a whole new aspect which audiences of the time had never seen."

I like the idea that to us in the 2000s, space travel and aliens are common to us. 

I'm pretty sure Edgar Rice Burroughs is rolling in his grave.
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« Reply #280 on: March 30, 2012, 12:43:00 PM »

"Although common to us in the 2000s, things such as space travel, computers, and aliens were a completely new aspect that had only been introduced just a few years earlier by the hit movie series Star Wars. These new ideas and features provide a whole new aspect which audiences of the time had never seen."

I like the idea that to us in the 2000s, space travel and aliens are common to us. 

I'm pretty sure Edgar Rice Burroughs is rolling in his grave.

As well as Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, E. E. Smith, and so forth.
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« Reply #281 on: March 30, 2012, 12:55:03 PM »

"Although common to us in the 2000s, things such as space travel, computers, and aliens were a completely new aspect that had only been introduced just a few years earlier by the hit movie series Star Wars. These new ideas and features provide a whole new aspect which audiences of the time had never seen."

I like the idea that to us in the 2000s, space travel and aliens are common to us. 

I'm pretty sure Edgar Rice Burroughs is rolling in his grave.

As well as Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, E. E. Smith, and so forth.

I'm pretty sure poor Burroughs was already doing about 2500 RPM, considering the fiasco that is John Carter.
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« Reply #282 on: March 30, 2012, 8:08:17 PM »

"Although common to us in the 2000s, things such as space travel, computers, and aliens were a completely new aspect that had only been introduced just a few years earlier by the hit movie series Star Wars. These new ideas and features provide a whole new aspect which audiences of the time had never seen."

I like the idea that to us in the 2000s, space travel and aliens are common to us. 

I'm pretty sure Edgar Rice Burroughs is rolling in his grave.

As well as Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, E. E. Smith, and so forth.

I'm pretty sure poor Burroughs was already doing about 2500 RPM, considering the fiasco that is John Carter.

Didn't see it.  The previews made it look like the kind of film you see if you want to see lots of screaming and special effects.  But I haven't gone to the movies in at least a year (maybe more).  I wouldn't have seen that anyway, since I dislike what Disney seems to do with classic stories.
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« Reply #283 on: March 30, 2012, 8:30:04 PM »

Don't forget Jules Verne and H.G.Wells.  I'm more troubled by the fact that this kid has not heard of, let alone read, any of these authors.
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« Reply #284 on: March 30, 2012, 11:08:49 PM »

To be fair, he was talking about a film--Alien. Maybe he meant one of the early sci-fi films with realistic effects? (Of course, that ignores the Big Daddy that is 2001: A Space Odyssey.)
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