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Only Words

Maybe because I am a writer but words don’t really bother me.

I should clarify that bad words don’t really bother me. Okay, most words don’t really bother me unless you are aiming hurtful expletives in my direction and then I may be a wee bit hurt, angry, pissed – or all three. 474 more words

Um... what?

The first words out of Lulu’s mouth this morning were:

“Hey momma…?”

“Yes Lulu?”

“I’m not going to say bad words at preschool today.  I won’t hit anyone either.” 15 more words


Movie Review: Bad Words (2014)

“Homily” – a short lesson or sermon. That’s the word that knocked me out of the fricking Scripps Howard Spelling Bee when I was in middle school and freaking Lisa Dodda got to go to DC for the national. 196 more words


Subbing in the shadow of the popular teacher

I sub a lot of classes. As seen in my previous post Why I Only Teach Two Classes Per Week, one of the reasons why I keep my own schedule light is so I can provide service to teachers who need to take time off. 784 more words



In my eighth-grade spelling bee I was eliminated after misspelling the word “potassium”… in this movie these kids are spelling words like “infinitesimally” with ease… how do you think that makes me feel? 766 more words

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Bad Words (2014/US)

Zerosumo.net – Saya tidak pernah tahu kalau kontes mengeja kata di ‘Murica sana merupakan sesuatu yang dianggap serius. Setidaknya itulah yang saya lihat dari film… 449 more words

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