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Feb 16, 2018


Chapters 1-2 Anne of Green Gables Ms Rachel is Surprised & Matthew is Surprised (too!)

  • Sorrel Mare
  • Wellerism sort of the root of the Irishman joke (similar to this one: Paddy is in jail. Guard looks in his cell and sees him hanging by his feet.  “What the hell you doing?” he asks. “Hanging myself” Paddy replies.  “It should be around your neck” says the Guard. “I know” says Paddy “but I couldn’t breathe”.) Reminds me of the Mr Dooley stories we learned about from Biscuits Ex Machina
  • History of the (very dated and now offensive) term Street Arab

Book Talk @ 9:31

: plain or twilled fabric with wool weft and cotton or linen warp that is used especially for warm shirts, skirts, and pajamas (Early 19th century: apparently an alteration of woolsey in linsey-woolsey).

  • red roads in PEI
  • Fave quote of today’s chapters: people laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?"
    "Well now, that seems reasonable," said Matthew.