n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Thursday, January 14, 2010

favorite student quote of the week

from a reading journal on an essay about semiotics:
Dogs are very good lickers. This sentence has a dual meaning because one, L (L the dog from the practice paragraph) decided it is appropriate to lick my feet. She knows that I would not argue with this. Two, she is a symbolic licking machine.
The previous paragraph was about how dogs are good semiotic readers in that they observe phenomena, interpret it syntagmatically, and find the excellent kitty poo to eat based on their observations.

P.S. I know it's wicked to post so long a student quote, but I will accept the wickedness because I think the quote is so hilarious I had to share it.
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