national handwriting day

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jan 13 01:09:20 UTC 2007

She looks at her watch or her cellphone.

I wonder whether some children who can't tell time on an analog clock
are learning disabled.

At 1/12/2007 05:34 PM, you wrote:
>I didn't take it as a personal attack.  No offense taken at all.  My
>statement "I really wonder..."  was not meant to be sarcastic--it is
>genuine curiosity. I also wonder how deaf people learn to read and write
>English.  It seems a total mystery to me. If a kid can't read an analog
>clock and there are no digitals around and she's lost track of time
>during lunch, how does she find out what time it is or how much time she
>has before 3rd period?  Does she have have time to go potty before
>class? Does she simply ask person after person until someone can tell
>her how much time she has?  Does she just hit the restroom and hope
>she's not tardy?  I am most curious  how these kids solve that problem.
> >>> borowitz at STANFORD.EDU 1/12/2007 12:17 PM >>>
>Sorry if that sounded too much like a personal attack.
>The following quote can be interpreted in several ways, I suppose, but
>sounded a bit critical to me:
>"I really wonder what these kids think about and how they deal with
>world around them.  I guess they just ignore a lot of things."
>I guess I mistook real curiosity on your part for sarcasm--such are
>perils of email. It seems likely at this point that I'm being overly
>defensive of my generation and lashing out mostly at people who make
>more sweeping and critical statements than you did. (For what it's
>I'm a college student who can read an analog clock, tie my shoes, and
>in cursive. My only problem with cursive is that I take Russian, so
>sometimes my cursive comes out in Cyrillic even when I don't mean it to
>The American Dialect Society -
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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