Link up with Joyce and join the fun!1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...here's the list for 2013-
fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen.
I would have to say yolo. Really? I mean do we really need all these acronyms? I think it has become worse since texting has increased. Plus it would be more accurate to say “you only live once here on earth”.
2. When was the last time you rode a train? Where did you go?
The last train ride I remember was in 2004. We were in Amish country Lancaster, PA and visited the Stroudsburg Railroad. We just went a few miles down the tracks and back to see some scenic views.
3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?
Yay, for sure! I don’t think there is a New Yorker who would say nay. My favorite is a lightly baked sesame. I love walnut raisin cream cheese but would only eat it if I knew who made it. If it is warm, butter is my favorite. A sandwich of turkey breast on it is good too. Or just break off a piece and enjoy right out of the bag. I also like it dunked in my tea. I told you it was a yay ;) I have some great bagel memories. When I was in high school my best friend and I worked together in a bagel store. Talk about good times. Also when I was in elementary school I had a friend Alyson. I would often sleep over her house on Saturday nights. At midnight her Mom would take us to the bagel store to get bagels, lox and cream cheese. It was so much fun to be out that late when I was so young.
4. 'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?
“Lean on Me” with Morgan Freeman. He plays Joe Clark, a NJ principal who turns a troubled high school around with what some may consider “unconventional” methods. As a teacher I always liked the “difficult” students and found that they would somehow appear in my class ;)
5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months....what say you? Do you think kids perform better if seperated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination? If you're a parent, is this something you'd support in regard to your own children?
I think there are some desperate measures taking place to try to solve the education problems in our country today. I don’t think separating boys and girls is the answer. Plus males and females need to learn how to get along. I would not support this as a parent.
6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
I would have to say room service. Not having to cook or clean up afterwards is a treat for me. I can’t say I enjoy staying in hotels. I always have to Lysol everything to make sure it is sanitized when we get there and then check the beds. I guess that explains why I don’t stay in hotels often ;) I was just thinking tonight how nice it would be to have a Winnebago to travel in.
7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013? What's the story behind your choice?
No, I don’t have a word for 2013. Maybe I’ll have some ideas after reading some hodgepodges though.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I haven't been posting much on my blog so I am thankful for Wednesday's Hodgepodge to keep it going :)
I am unable to upload pictures to my blog posts lately. When I go to "insert image" on my blogger page there is no longer an option to upload pictures. There is an upload button but then nothing happens. I can upload from my blog, picasa, webcam or phone but not from the pictures stored on my computer. Any tips?