MISC: The Girl Who Saved the Word Part 29

Drew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 00:56:52 PDT 2016

On 2/5/2016 11:38 PM, George Phillies wrote:
>    “To answer your question,” Janie added,  “I got straight As on my
> exams, well, mayhaps not A+s in all of them.  Except Romeo and Juliet
> makes absolutely no sense at all.  I just wrote down what I memorized
> from those other books. You were right, Dad.  Finding those other books
> helped a lot. But if I had crossed out half the ‘not’s in my sentences,
> what I wrote would have made exactly as much sense. The teacher said it
> was enough extra books, not just one, and I could name them, so I got my
> A. How did you do it, Brian? How did you pull an A+? We read the same
> extra books.”

Hmmmmm. *rubs chin* Not sure what this paragraph is implying.

> “I lucked out,” Brian said.  “I guessed Romeo and Juliet had something
> to do with romance novels.  I can’t tell what. I wasn’t really sure.”

Huh. O.o

Drew "is this personal, or cultural?" Perron

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