Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Today's class...

Was about the physical and cognitive development of children ages birth to 3 years. So naturally we discussed childbirth. And big news! I'm not the only mom in the class!
The teacher asked the moms in the class to give our opinion on natural vs. medicated childbirth and I said, "If I hadn't already been married, I would have proposed to my anesthetist. But then, I had pitocin." And the other mom said, "Pitocin is the pits." And we both did the surfer nod. The one so aptly demonstrated by Crush the sea turtle in Finding Nemo.

And then we watched movies of cute little babies being confused by trains that didn't stop when they should have (object permanance).

And my Linguistics class was notable for the amount of blue language that flew around as we were talking about infixes. In English the only examples of infixes are when an entire obscenity is placed in the middle of another word (ie: "Fan-fucking-tastic" or "Abso-bloomin'-lutely"). Great fun!

4 comments:

Yankee T said...

Sounds like fun. I keep thinking I ought to try to go back to school, myself. Maybe some day. Good for you, Liz. You should be proud.

Genevieve said...

Is it an infix when I'm unable to say the actual legal imposed name of our airport without saying "Reagan FUCKING National"?

liz said...

That is definitely an infix.

purple_kangaroo said...

So, is abso-poso-lutely an infix, or not?