Thursday, October 05, 2006

How Many Glasses of Wine Does It Take....

To be able to face a two-sentence paragraph that uses the word "frill" as a verb?

Dr. Crazy doesn't know, but she aims to find out.


~profgrrrrl~ said...

So if frill is a verb, what does one frill, exactly?

Do you frill a dress?
Do you frill a paper?
Does the wind frill your hair as it blows?

Or -- dear god -- don't tell me it's some new sexual thing that I don't know about because if it is I think I really don't want to know about it.

Dr. Crazy said...

I don't want to say too much, because I feel like it would be mean, but no, I think the student meant "frill" in the sense of "flitting around." Not sure what gave the student the idea that "frill" works in that fashion.

If only it were a sexual thing, at least that would be interesting :)

Terminaldegree said...

No, no, profgrrrrl, it goes like this:

"This subject absolutely frills me."

Or maybe it's this: "I frill that the answer is..."

Or maybe, "If I keep writing like this, I will be frilling the course and will have to take it again."

I need a glass of wine, too.

~profgrrrrl~ said...

Oh, thanks terminal degree. It's just like "axe", as in "I need to axe you a question, for reals." I hear a lot of that 'round these parts.

Anastasia said...

All that frills my soul is Jesus.

timna said...

about Monday, around noon, I asked mr. t. if wine for lunch (instead of food) would be ok... grading was hard that day. and Simone de Behavior was haunting me.