Thanks to the oh so linguistically clever and geographically knowledgeable Sebastian, I’ve just been given a lesson on British colonization and the spreading of exaggerated and unmeaningful terms like “my favorite,” “the best EVER,” “the cutest,” “awesome,” etc. Now, I believe that this British trend has left me reasonably unaffected. Sebastian on the other hand, disagrees. To make his long lesson short, I’ll share with you a map, outlining the spread of the British language exaggerating epidemic.
Please read in your German-professor-want-to-be-voice. “As you can clearly see in this diagram, the small British Isles were quite influential in the spread of exaggerated terms of endearment on the global spectrum. Interestingly, such exaggerations and commonly used phrases were not integrated into the languages of the Islands’ neighbors.”
In honor of my German-professor-want-to-be boyfriend, I dedicate this blog post on the 16th day of the third month of the year 2010.
Breakfast was the best EVER!
My breakfast was so AWESOME, that I HAVE TO break it down for you!
This was the BEST SMOOTHIE I have EVER EATEN!!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup Kefir
- 1.5 Tbsp. coconut powder from the best mistake EVER!
- 3ish Tbsp. orange juice
- 2 tsp. chocolate protein powder
Blend until smooth and eat right up!
I was SUPER SNEAKY and added a bit of the coconut powder into the coffee grounds as well. It tasted AWESOME! Like Hawaii in my mouth!
I also ate one of Anne’s A-MAZ-ING quinoa peanut butter granola bars.
This morning went SO FAST and before I knew it, it was time for work.
I spent the morning working out tricks for the SUPER DIFFICULT 8 times tables.
During literacy, I kicked MAJOR multicultural, generational and cross-curricular ass by connecting an 1842 poem by English author, Robert Browning, with a poem by American author, Shel Silverstein, and a song by the Swedish band ABBA. Have no fear, I only played the song by ABBA, not the visual pleasures of the youtube video. My students have LOVED (no exaggeration) the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlin. They know the story forwards and backwards and now also LOVE ABBA.
Extra Credit for the person who can follow my planning between the three media sources. Here’s your extra hint:
THE MOST aromatic dhal EVER! All my colleagues were SO JEALOUS!
The school fun continued with a bit of social studies- including a game I created about Roman homes, class fruit snack, and computers.
I was SO GLAD to come home once school was over. Talk about EXHAUSTION!
I LOVE dark German bread with carrots and walnuts! It is SO YUMMY! Topped with a sliced wedge of camembert cheese, DE-LIC-IOUS!
For dinner, I was the BEST GIRLFRIEND EVER! By the time my Genius-German-professor-want-to-be boyfriend came home from work, I had homemade pizza dough, sauce, and sliced fresh cheese and veggies waiting for make your own pizza.
His and Hers
Because it is SO mentally EXHAUSTING to talk think write like this, I’m going to end my adventure in British exaggerated terms of endearment RIGHT NOW!
Before going, I must make one thing clear I LOVE the inspiration for this post SO MUCH! He is MY FAVORITE, EVER! REALLY, I SO MEAN IT!!!!!
Question: Do you fall under the power of the British language exaggeration epidemic? What phrases do you overuse? I say apparently way too much, apparently.