Two little literate artifacts found this week, one intelligible and the other full of mystery. First the one that makes all kinds of sense, found on the margins of campus:
I'm particularly fond of the "courses you need" moment, as it marks a very directive and bossy author working to use the text for, if seems to me, self regulation. I guess "courses I need" would accomplish the same thing, but the way the to-do list seems to legitimate talking to oneself with a "you" is ... liberating?
This is the foundling I can't quite figure out:
Upon finding and reading it, I immediately flipped it over, assuming the genre of the language-learning flash card. And when I showed it to two or three other members of the found-object research team here at the blog, they all did the same thing.
But the back of the card is blank.
A memory tool for an in-class dialogue? I guess I can see that, but I'm still stuck on the idea of daddy putting on the speaker's "tenny runners." I mean, has that ever happened to anyone?