Aloha! Hola! Bonjour! Today’s post is all about language, particularly one horribly terrifying old language (or…form? of a language? Something like that.)–old English.
Pure old English isn’t exactly what we are talking about, or at least I do not think it is. This was inspired by some well preserved non-translated middle English. Whatever it is, it is kind of incredibly nasty. Annnnnnnnnnnnnddddd we have nine pages of it to read by Monday. (I’m not crying! You’re crying!) Don’t remind me. I don’t want to think about it. However (I’m probably going to disagree), translated older English is a bit more bearable (I disagree) than the original versions. Okay, it may not be more bearable, but it at least gets the message across a LITTLE better. If you aren’t like me and can’t understand any of it and therefore make a 50 on a quiz and are struggling to not cry every day for the rest of your life but that’s a totally different story……………………………………….. Seriously, though. I do not like it, Sam I Am. It is totally okay to not like it, but there are some people out there that do like it and I would like to be the shining optimist that encourages everyone to give it their fair shot at least once. After that, form your own opinion, but at least try it. I do not like it with a mouse or in a house. You let me be! I have found this entire class to be quite painful. I really, really hope it becomes easier soon. It’s making me question my entire identity.
The point of this is that everyone has their own opinions about things. AJA enjoyed the poetry section at least a little, and I’m strangely more into the other things than she is. (I really was only “okay” with the poetry section, just like ACG was also. She should be studying English post-graduation, not me.) Even more than just showing that, it is what makes the world go round and neither of us are more right or more wrong to like or dislike what we do from this class. Okay, but honestly this entire class is terrible and I don’t know how you get off with it. I’m teasing… If it floats your boat, go for it. I’ll be in the corner having an identity crisis. 😀
Until next week, drive safely.
Keep your doors open and your eyes closed. 😉 😛 🙂 😀 ❤