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A Bad Idea for a Lesson Plan

Mostly True Memoirs

It was a bad idea for a lesson plan.

Today’s idioms were

“Don’t quit your day job,”


“When pigs fly.”


Not only did I have to teach what these expressions mean,

I had to warn my students not to say these things because they are insults.

In other words, it was a wasted class session.

These expressions are very nuanced.

Nuance is an advanced concept.

Today’s students were beginners.

I sure hope they don’t come back to class tomorrow with a black eye.

Sarcasm is a bad idea for a lesson plan. 

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