GCL Swedish Meatball Division #479: Say What?
- this is not my nameAustralia
One of the courses I teach to seniors at the school where I work is essentially a sociology class. There's bits and pieces of all sorts of disciplines in there - pscyhology, anthropology, gender studies, etc etc. It's a fun course, and the nature and structure of it allows for lots of discussion and freedom of direction in what we do, dependent on what the kids are finding interesting etc (this is unlike most of our senior courses down here, which tend to have very strict and tight curricula). Anyway, currently the unit is "intercultural communication" and I've been drawing on my linguistics background a bit but also just my fascination with language in general.
It's got me thinking about language and communication in real life, via the web, and even via this geeklist (I am still thinking about poor Laszlo and Lucas trying to work out what an Oven Mitt is!). I was going to do something along these lines when I came up in the rotation, but I'd be finished the topic with my class by then; now I'll hopefully be able to use some of your answers to prompt some discussion or at least have some extra examples of things to use as examples.
(Er, any answers you give will be used anonymously with my class, of course, if I use anything at all )
Ghopper21 <= up next
(Ien, you did ask for a "swap" - so tell me if you want me to insert you down the list where I was, sort of thing).
- [+] Dice rolls