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19 März 2006

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Inspired by 'converzatione' last night and added here as the Most Interesting Survey Question du jour:

Are adults who say "I'm bored..." actually just people who are boring (and/or looking for attention)?

I'm not saying they ARE. I just want to know what you think. Discuss below, using discourse analytical underpinnings to support your claim/s where necessary.

Happy Sunday!

4 Comments:

At 19 März, 2006 16:36, Blogger Joschka said...

I refer you to a study of said present and past participal emotive verb confusion by Harley 1993 and Williams & Evans 1998 for some sexy FoF framework...

 
At 19 März, 2006 21:18, Blogger Lisaopolis said...

omg, present and past participial nuggets, ELS Teaching Days, hearken me back to my "Past and present participals: Embrace the Difference in Meaning, Be Understood" to avoid embarassing, "I am not liking ziss clahss, I eem so borrink"...

 
At 27 März, 2006 10:53, Anonymous annehundley@hotmail.com said...

Anne discusses her experience with boredom.

Part Un
Can we discuss what people mean when they say bored?

Unmotivated
Disengaged
Dull
Closed to

First person account: I feel completely uninterested in an organizational task that I haven't done. It would be productive for me to find some kinda In to this project. While I might mistake my feeling for boredom, I wouldn't call it BOREDOM because I'm stuck in it/ by it.

Part Deux
Reference to early childhood class:
Boredom has its place. Children need the opportunity to completely master a task. Once they've practiced something enough to completely HAVE IT, they feel bored/ over it and are ready to use their skills toward the next challenge.

Yours in discourse,

~Bountiful Mistress Crankypants

 
At 31 März, 2006 16:10, Blogger Gina Grace said...

I just think that any adult who utters the words, 'i'm bored' aught to be taken out behind the barn and...
given a job?

Seriously, who has time to be bored??

 

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