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Sunday, May 16, 2004

Granpa's Quote "Be wary of anyone who claims to be an expert. The Titanic was built by experts, while the Ark was built by amateurs."

Question for today "What happens if you are scared half to death - TWICE."

Why American English is hard to learn - If the plural of tooth is teeth, shouldn't the plural of booth be beeth?

I am a bit tired of hearing professional athletes referred to as heros, or their activities on the field called heroic. For the most part, these are adults being paid incredible amounts of money for playing what are mostly children's games. While entertaining, and in many cases, a showcase for dedication and skill to an endeavor, their activites are hardly heroic. I believe sports are an important element of American life, but it has attained an importance far beyond what it deserves. To use heroic in reference to athletes, or to listen to athletes describe their activites in military terms such as "battle" is to demean the word hero, and cheapen it's proper use.

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