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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Unknown Noun

Okay, here's one for you smarty-pants people who miss school tests, and listen to NPR for quiz satisfaction, etc.

We think of it as our friends' kids took SAT's today.

We also think of it, we admit, from being in a bar tonight, with loud, loud music.

The bartendress told us she had lost her hearing. We had to order in sign language.

It made us think this:
seeing involves the power of sight.
speaking involves the power of speech.
hearing involves the power of ... ??

Know what we mean? Fill in the blank in our head, if you can.

Hey, by the way: no gerunds. Nouns!

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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