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Student writting

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#1
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> When asked to write examples of analogies and
> metaphors, high school students wrote:

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.

4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.

5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.

6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

7. He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.

8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM.

9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.

10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled
with vegetable soup.

11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie,
surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.

12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.

13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.

14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.

16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.

17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the
East River.

18. Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

19. Shots rang out, as shots are known to do.

20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, his
plan just might work.

21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating
for a while.

22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

23. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg
behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.

25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
 
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Lee

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#4
I think the net is the cause of such poor spelling and grammar. You know what I mean when you write the same word a thousand times and it still looks wrong.

I am dyslexic, always have been always will be, that is why sometimes I miss read things, or words look a bit icky!

If you want to learn very bad English, very bad spelling and grammar, visit UK chat rooms or London rooms they have to contain the worst spellers and grammar you could ever imagine. They reckons it is netequette, ballcoxxx, it's because they're stupid. Khayman is Norwegian, I don't know one word of that language so I forgive him for the odd spelling mistake.

Good tip though, you think the word don't look right send yourself an e-mail and let spell-checker deal with it. Works for me all of the time ;)
 

onimkron

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
Khayman said:
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25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
Has to be my favourite one from the list; can't believe someone would try to write that :)
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#6
Ok, it was supposed be just funny but, like, whatever :)

Norwegian? odd, not what the location box says. :)

I type quickly and don't check it always, thats why you can forgive the odd error :p
 
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Lee

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#10
My worst was in Junior School, the word 'of' I could never understand why it was not 'ov'!

That's when they sent me to look at funny shapes and words and numbers in dots on weird coloured backgrounds.


Wooo look at those boobs, save some for me dude.
 
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Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.


Gotta be a classic.
 

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