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Yes, where is his honor, that judicial fellow?

Hey, I've been up and running for almost a week now on my new Dell, dude. On the merits, I ... says something (let's not be thinking that Donna's naive), and it's hardly outrageous. Bob Lieblich Not all that judgely

And to think I was anticipating a coruscating spray from you on the virtues of plain speaking!
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Chrissy
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When hubby sat down, to mark, he swallowed a glass ... thinking this an intellectually execrable, thoough laughable post-modern drivel. Fran

I've just looked up 'Black Douglas' - a 'grain and malt blend' "which appeals to Australians"? Buy your man a proper Malt Fran, he'll get through the marking nae problem.

A proper malt tends to be rather expensive in Australia. I suppose that's OK if you take only the occasional drop, but a pile of 100 papers to mark can use up almost an entire bottle.

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As *** goes, the original example strikes me as pretty ... it's hardly outrageous. Bob Lieblich Not all that judgely

And to think I was anticipating a coruscating spray from you on the virtues of plain speaking!

Plain speaking requires you to know something if only how to confess your ignorance. When you're bluffing you need persiflage by the bucketfull. If the teacher is buying ***, I'm selling.
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l'chaim

Bob Lieblich
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Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round ... people have resisted globalisation are varied even without government support."

In terms of AUE discussions, I would have to give this student at least a "C" and possibly a "B+", ... might comment upon the period+comma in the first sentence. Then again, perhaps the correct "its" appears because of FRAN's typography.)

Do you mean the period (plus comma) following "society," or the period following "society" plus the comma following "globalisation"?

By the way, I would have put a comma after "world" but I won't argue that point. I've argued it quite enough.
And do we know for sure that there was more to this student's essay, or even that it was an essay? Fran's "Tremendous concluding paragraph!!" could have been sarcasm, indicating that something more should have been said first, or could have referred to the concluding sentence. (I haven't read a large enough sample of Fran's posts yet to make an educated call about this.)
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(AEU restored. Tsk, Areff) I have faint recollections of writing similar stuff as a yoot. I once wrote an answer ... De Rerum Naturae by Lucretius. Not only had I not read the book I couldn't remember the author's name.

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Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round ... people have resisted globalisation are varied even without government support."

In terms of AUE discussions, I would have to give this student at least a "C" and possibly a "B+", ... might comment upon the period+comma in the first sentence. Then again, perhaps the correct "its" appears because of FRAN's typography.)

As I recall, the student's typing was accurate, but it was mine that was faulty as to the period and comma placement. That was probably the Black Douglas typing.
Fran
In terms of AUE discussions, I would have to give ... again, perhaps the correct "its" appears because of FRAN's typography.)

Do you mean the period (plus comma) following "society," or the period following "society" plus the comma following "globalisation"? By ... concluding sentence. (I haven't read a large enough sample of Fran's posts yet to make an educated call about this.)

It was indeed the concluding paragraph. The sarcastic tone reflected my view that the student had rather muddied the waters rather than tying her thoughts into a neat and comprehensible bundle at the end.

Fran
Django Cat turpitued:

I've just looked up 'Black Douglas' - a 'grain and ... proper Malt Fran, he'll get through the marking nae problem.

A proper malt tends to be rather expensive in Australia. I suppose that's OK if you take only the occasional drop, but a pile of 100 papers to mark can use up almost an entire bottle.

Too right! The stuff we drink still costs $25 on special!! It was a compromise because I wanted a bottle of stuff that I found down the markets for $10, but the hubby said I was just being stingy and refused to countenance buying something with a picture of a drunken seafarer on it. On the other hand, the other brands are up around $40. That's much too pricey for my liking. I'd spend much of the time crying into it.

Fran
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The big deal is that the writer says nothing in ... nothing. (I had to repeat that so you'd get it.)

I've had to edit enough academic texts where lecturers have said nothing in many words to feel sympathy for the student. They often have very poor examples to follow.

That's true too. I've had my share of academic editing jobs, and some of them were very taxing.
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