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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Messing with your mind

I had an education teacher when I was in college who told me I used the word "that" too often.  I've been paranoid about overusing "that" ever since.

I had a high school English teacher who spent an entire semester making us write poems excluding the "to be" verbs.  Also paranoia causing.

In the 5th grade, my teacher told me I over summarize, or included too much information in my summaries.  I've felt like a failure at summarizing ever since.

Why do these things stick with us and mess with our minds?


The Man Your Husband Is Worried About said...

Is this why you haven't finished the book whose idea you bought from me? (Note: I still haven't received payment yet.)

Erin said...

How can you over use that? That is ridiculous! I wouldn't be too paranoid about that. okay, maybe I will concede on that point.

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