The Early Years: The What Is On The Shelf?

I’m going to file this one under “sentences that you are unlikely to see on contemporary elementary school writing assignments”. I’m sure you can guess which sentence I mean.



For what it’s worth, I think my “neatness” problem here is mostly due to an evidently faulty eraser and/or cheap paper stock …

Don’t forget to vote for the July scene of the month — we’re still looking for something to unseat Dragon Stones for “most requested scene”. It seems this may be the month that happens, as The Wolf is pulling out ahead!

7 thoughts on “The Early Years: The What Is On The Shelf?

  1. ROFL. “The gun is on the shelf.” I thought that was it, but then I saw “Can he crack the nut?” ROFL again.

    Now that I am in possession of Dragon Stones (ready to read next week, along with “The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation” and any Neil Gaiman book I can actually find at the library (not having much luck; all checked out)), I’m gonna vote for something else!

    Jim says: I was trying to think of something snarky to say about that sentence, too, but in the end I couldn’t come up with anything good enough!


  2. I noticed that there are no red mark on the gun sentence….

    The last sentence seems somewhat prophetic considering who wrote it!(hope I spelled that right)

    Jim says: You spelled it right … and, thank you! 🙂


  3. “Be neater”?? Whatever. Your penmanship is quite nice. And that paper they give you at that age sucks. It’s like they’re just DARING you to try to erase something.


  4. It reminds me of a Spanish language learning course I got 20 years ago (on tape of course), the only sentences that stand out for me now are “The dog is eating on the the table”, “The gun is on the table”, “Give me the gun” and “Sorry”….I’m not sure the company is still operating.
    BTW, I like the stepped line you drew under your ‘p’ in ‘up’.


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