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October 13, 2004

Have You Been Goflibberrating?

Ever confounded your students with explanations like: "The juncterogative predicate cannot follow a impassive nominalization unless the letter E follows eleventy-eleven Z's in succession." or "Antecedents should not proceed presidents in any degenerative condition even if the couplets are directly consenting, like perhaps Q and U?" If so, then you've been guilty of "goflibberating." Though you may not have Noam Chomsky haunting you in your dreams, you may find something in common with the teacher in this recent Japan Times article.
When stumped, real English teachers 'goflibberate'

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