student gems (fwd)

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Apr 20 00:05:58 UTC 2004

Actual gems from undergrad. papers, sent by my son in Toronto.  I couldn't
resist sharing them with the list, since they touch on weighty issues of
linguistics, toponymics, antedatings (or antebellums?) and God knows what

Peter Mc.

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"The city of Boston, named after the Boston Massacre...."

"Language death is a tragedy, because it leaves large numbers of people
without a language with which to communicate with each other or the outside

"During the [U.S.] Civil War, media technology was in a primitive state and
it often took days for war footage to air."

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Peter A. McGraw       Linfield College        McMinnville, Oregon
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