Friday, May 11, 2007

Nigeplus

Here is a crudely fashioned link to a story that is not funny.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=453863&in_page_id=1770

Here, to go with it, is a quotation from Paul Goodman's Growing Up Absurd:
'If children went to school from the day they were born in order to be taught how to speak, a good percentage of the population would be unable to do so, or would stutter.'
Wise words.

6 comments:

  1. Heather YaxleyMay 11, 2007 6:05 pm

    Another step closer to Brave New World. I quite like the surreal idea though of toddlers going home from "talk school" and trying to engage their grunting parents in intelligent conversation.

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  2. Depressing story indeed. In my view, if a child can't manage a sentence by 5 years of age it is a sign of parental neglect.

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  3. Then you have kids like my son: He began talking clearly at about 9 months and NEVER SHUT UP. I altered a Walt Whitman poem to refer to Mark:

    "Out of the cradle, endlessly talking."

    He's still that way, but since he's morphed into quite a comedian, he's easier to endure. Even when we're mad at him, we're laughing.

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  4. I return from three days in the sarf of Ingland and I see there's been a veritable posting bonanza. All plans for doing other things have been cancelled so that I can catch up

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