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I am not smart!

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by mstrue, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. mstrue

    mstrue New IL'ite

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    :help I am not smart.. says my DS. :drowning

    In a fight for the TV Remote DH and I as usual lost the battle with my DS on purpose. Ended up watching, "Are you Smarter that a 5th grader" Game show.

    It is a game where adults try to answer subject questions from 1st to 5th grade level. The prize is big money but if they lose, they have to utter the dreaded words "I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader" on camera.

    There came a question on Grammar (I believe, 1st grader level).
    Q: How many Singular Possessive Nouns are there in the following sentence: Pablo's cats jumped on his children.. yada.. yada.. yada..

    I don't know if it was fate or just my English Teacher's curse, I got mixed up with Possessive Nouns & Personal Pronouns and blurted out with confidence :bonk "the answer is 2". My DH was like "WOW.. my DW knows so much.."

    But when the TV host said, "And the correct answer is.. ONE".. my DS gasped, "I can't believe I let you teach me!!" :hide:
     
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  2. Custard

    Custard Gold IL'ite

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    Hello Mstrue,

    It was so good to read your thread because it made me laugh :biglaugh :biglaugh :biglaugh
    Well.... I must admit that I dont very well remember what is possessive noun :hide: now I should go and recollect ;-)

    Lets admit that sometimes(or many a times) we are not smarter than the 5th Graders !!!:rotfl
     
  3. radsahana

    radsahana Silver IL'ite

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    hi mstrue

    that was really a fun post. btw how old is your son??

    Truly, even i am relearning all grammers, from my 1st grader DD. Although we construct the sentences properly, we forgot the Technical terms, like possessive noun, pronoun etc. etc.......

    enjoyed reading. keep posting.
     
  4. mstrue

    mstrue New IL'ite

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    Thanks, Radhika & Custard!
    Me too forgot most part..and You are right, Radhika.. we got to relearn to preserve the remaining dignity. :rotfl
    Custard, You are right, we are not smarter than our kids (most)some times..
     
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    Dear mstrue! it was a sweet post to read.i enjoyed it thorougly.our kids are always smarter than us.Good work.pl keep making us LOL like this.regs-Anu:)
     
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    Dear mstrue,

    That was funny:rotfl. True ! kids are smart
     
  7. mstrue

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    Thanks, Raba & Anukarsha!:)
     
  8. coolphani

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    :rotfl:rotfl:rotflMstrue, Very funny !!
    My 4 yr old nephew's english vocabulary is so high compared to mine that sometimes I feel I should join him in his day care and start from square one :biglaugh
     
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    Thanks, Coolphani! Kids are smart. :hide:
     
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    :biglaugh That was hilarious !
     

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