postheadericon Smart Talk - Walkin's Welcome

ImageSMART TALK

by Dr. Shirley Glibb



WALKIN'S WELCOME: I needed a cut and perm, so on my day off, I went into downtown Underbelly, Texas to the Fluff 'n' Puff Salon. Imagine my distress at seeing a sign in the front window saying Walkin's Welcome.

Mind you, I'd had a rough week at the Center for English as a First Language treating patients who thought Apple's For Sale was acceptable, so I was a little edgy, I have to say.

Now, I love Barbie Johnson, the stylist. She's a great person, not too nosy, really nice to chat with, and she does fine work with hair. So I became one of the day's walkins. I had a pleasant, relaxing time and came out happy with my do. And I said nothing about her prominently displayed faux pax.

But gosh darn it, the hardworking teachers at both Smith Middle School and Wesson High in Underbelly do a great job teaching what a apostrophe does. In general, it indicates possession, as in Barbie's salon, or letters left out, as in I'd for I had. That's about it.

For plurals, simple: Just add an S, as in apples and walkins. No need to make life complicated.

Maybe Barbie, like many, didn't understand that English class could help make her, well, classy.

v8i44
 
Don't Miss an Issue!
Get a reminder every Friday when a new issue of the Lansing Star is published.
Email:
For Email Newsletters you can trust
Subscribe to Lansing Star Articles in your News Reader or Browser Follow the Lansing Star On Twitter Follow the Lansing Star On Facebook


What Readers Say...
Lansing School Business Administrator Mary June King

When I was about to interview for my job here I spoke to my college supervisor, who was a Lansing resident. She told me that I should use the Lansing Star to get information and background on the school district. So I did. There were a great many articles and information on (Superintendent) Dr...
Facebook MySpace Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Google Bookmarks RSS Feed 
Advertise in the Star