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Recently, at a class of Japanese, we had to practise sentences of the pattern "According to..., * * *". When I was asked to make up a sentence, I came up with

- According to president Bush, Iran is terrifying.

Surely, I can not tell what classmates were thinking, but relative silence felt like I was the first to come up with a negative (= unreasonable to believe) example. Someone later gave a sentence about UFO stories on the internet.

Yet, this is what "infallible" TV channels have to broadcast often.

(It helped me that the words for "president", "terrifying" and even "Iran" somehow came up in the material for that class.)

by das monde on Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 at 04:28:10 AM EST
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