Thursday, October 04, 2007

How to Confirm That You Don't Know All That Much

One easy step: High School English.

So I'm like all about writing and stuff. Son Number One is working on his High School curriculum by correspondence. He's all, "Hey, Dad, what's a predicate?" And I'm all, "Dude! How should I know?" And he's like, "Well then what's the subject of this sentence?" So I go, "Subject is like a noun or something." So he gets all puzzly looking and points to some stupid rule. And I'm like, "Hey don't get all up in my face, man." And he's all, "Do you even know what you're talking about?" And then I'm all like up in the hizzy and ready to throw down. Then like dinner's totally ready so I can escape and hopefully not have to go through that again. I spent all that time ignoring my teachers in High School so that I wouldn't have to do this kind of thing.

4 comments:

Two Write Hands said...

High school English is all about learning the rules to break EFFECTIVELY when you're a good writer. :) So it's a good thing that some of that stuff is fuzzy. Like, I totally love this post.

Seren said...

Like, I never learned no rules neither. And, dude, I went to grammar school. Ironic, eh?

KEANAN BRAND said...

I laughed out loud pretty much the entire time I read this post. I work with teenagers (counseling, disciplining, training, encouraging, helping with homework...), so I totally saw this scene. How'd it finally turn out? (After all the snottyness?)

Scriptorius Rex said...

Actually if you read the post carefully you will see it is me with the problem and Son Number One is just bewildered that I can't identify a predicate and can't really help him much with English. I just write the stuff, man, I don't like know it.