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May 18th, 2007, 08:53 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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Last week in DC there was a big Army display. The slogan has changed from Army of One (which also makes little sense when you think about it) to Army Strong. So is Army now an adjective? Or are we using caveman speak. As in that steel beam is army strong. Or me man. Army strong.

Well, now I was looking at someone's blinky and it said "Those who can... teach." Now, what sort of sense does that make? It's really a sentence fragment for one thing. Those who can teach... what? Finish the sentence! Or do they mean can as in canning fruits and vegetables. So I suppose that would mean all teachers are great canners. No, can't be that either.

Any sayings or slogans that start being really weird to you once you begin to overthink them?

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
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May 18th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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I know what you mean! I just try not to think anymore.

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May 18th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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Yeah, I guess it should be "Those who can. Teach." But then that doesn't make sense either since 'Those who can' is not a complete sentence. Ahh, Im not an English major....

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May 18th, 2007, 10:18 AM
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Or those who can, teach! I don't get it either. It seems a lot of sayings are major breakdowns of english language. Army strong...I just don't get that one.

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May 18th, 2007, 12:51 PM
*Sharon*'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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lol! I do get the sayings most of the time, but I still over analyze...

Sharon, wife to Noah; mom to Belle (13.75), Ryllan (11.5), Finn (7.5), and Zane (4).

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