"Did You Know...
...that the 2 longest one-syllable words in English are 'stretched' and 'screeched'; that no word in English rhymes with 'month,' 'orange,' 'silver'; that 'dreamt' is the only word in English that ends in 'mt'; or that there are only four words in English ending in 'dous': 'tremendous,' 'horrendous,' 'stupendous,' and 'hazardous'?"
These are quotes found in the margins of lessons.
"Language is a process of free creation; it's laws are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a procss of free creation."
-Noam Chomsky, an interesting quote considering the intricacy and concreteness of the lesson that preceded it.
"I have never let schooling interfere with my education."
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
-Edward Bulwar Lyton
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
"Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish) but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right."
"When we study language, we are approaching what some might call 'human essence,' the distinctive qualities of mind that are, as far as we know, unique to man."
"Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man."
These are all interesting for me, considering the course and its structure. Many of them couldn't be more opposed to the course in content and structure.