His complete chagrin set me in a spin and the spin I'm in left them grinning ear to ear ... . a line in
response to the Internet Vocabulary prompt a daily message from the PC which I earnestly own.
So many times the definitions of words leave us silenced in shock and how many times have our
students retorted that they did not wish to use that particular meaning of that word and please to
strike it out.
But I suppose from the sublime to the ridiculous and I got a reading of my book published in
America and noticed that SEEN was printed not SAW as originally written by this author;
So I suppose to develop the line further the correction might read:
For I have SEEN the mountain
I SAW the mountain
But then I dwell too long in Foreign Languages up to and including twenty five years to bother my
pretty head about the nuances of language as I leave that to our great poets, writers, and playwrights
and celebs who coined the phrase: WORLD BEST SELLER: this author made the most money in
the world from selling books ... followed by the write up in the Media, the special chat on the TV and Film
Screen and their glorious words now turned into award winning movies at famous world festivals all
over the world.
I bought an airline return ticket from London to Istanbul and my agent said: Please! dont start up Turkish
at London airport : simply say : I am going to SAW airport in Istanbul so thus I was corrected forever!
But it was important to stress how hard I had practised Turkish pronunciations and I was out to
impress everyone even going so far to phone my Old Boss In Istanbul on my precious days off and on my holidays - but I never will know where he was as he replied: I am NOT in Istanbul! Then he is a language teacher like ME!