Friday, August 10, 2007

Am I That Round?

I've been teaching an Old Testament Survey course in Lautaro, Chile this week. At our intermission this evening, I discovered a drawing that was circulating around the classroom. I believe I am really quite a bit taller than the drawing reveals, and may not be quite as large around the middle. What do you think?

7 comments:

Charissa said...

That's hillarious! No, you are not that short or that round. Other than that, it's a pretty good sketch!

Espero que lo estes pasando bien. Disfruta el tiempo que queda.

Phil said...

Hey David, give saludos a quienes se acuerden de mí. Good to read your blog and see the pictures. You're right about the heat here--in the 100s all week. I took eDavid & Nelida & kids to bus station in KC on Thursday.

Later,

Phil

Andy said...

HEY! Love the pic! I blew it up real big on my screen and us Mustard Seeders had a good laugh at it!

David G. Fish said...

Andy,

Don't forget that I taught Analytical Grammar last year. The word "us" is not eligible to serve as the subject of a sentence. It is in the objective case, which in the Greek language,we would call the accusative case. You would never be tempted to say "use had a good laugh," so you should not say "us Mustard Seeders had a good laugh."

I'm glad, however, that I caused you a bit of levity.

Greet the rest of the Mustard Seeders for me.

DGF

David G. Fish said...

Bad typo in the above comment, and that's not a good thing when trying to "correct" an earlier comment made by a friend or group of friends who were laughing at one.

It should read like this:

"You would never be tempted to say 'us had a good laugh', so you should not say 'us Mustard Seeders had a good laugh.'"

I repent in sackcloth and ashes.

Chao.

Andy said...

Darn - I was hoping that you would not have caught that typo, because I was going to make sure you were aware of it. But then I read the next comment and saw you noticed it!

I will be sure next time I comment I will use proper grammar.

David G. Fish said...

Andy,

I count you among my dear friends. Did you watch the Rapture song video in the latter post?

DGF