dks wrote:I agree with you, Miss Malia.
Besides, the word 'should' seems a bit odd when coupled with 'art.' If a poet/writer reserves the right to eschew the formal conventions of language, then he can also reserve the right to adhere to it.
A visual representation of said assertion comes to mind--think of the courtyard walking lesson in "Dead Poet's Society." John Keating (the name is no coincidence, assuredly) asks one of his students why he elects not to walk and display his own unique gait and style, to which Charlie Danner replies, "Exercising the right not to walk, sir." His ever romantic teacher praises him by simply saying, "Thank you, Charlie. You just illustrated the point."
Saturn wrote:Oh excellent example dks - and you are very right, Robin Williams character is not called 'Keating' for nothing...
Language, especially English in this case is ever evolving and new and different influences are continually altering teh face of it but you need a basic set of rules, a bedrock, a universal foundation on which to build a system of communication.
Malia wrote:Dks, now that we know you're talking about us off-line, I want to know what exactly you say. Come on, lady, give us details! Details, I say!
dks wrote:so stop your damn whining and take good notes because my class is demonically difficult and you will have to wring out your own blood, sweat, and tears to get an "A" in here."
greymouse wrote:dks wrote:so stop your damn whining and take good notes because my class is demonically difficult and you will have to wring out your own blood, sweat, and tears to get an "A" in here."
I wish I had more teachers like you when I was growing up! Even in college they were usually so wimpy and allowed themselves to be bullied by students. I always liked the ferocious classes with high expectations because I figure it's more important to learn than to get a good grade. Thanks for making my day D! Keep up the good work.
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