I’m currently reading Dickens’s novel Dombey and Son and recently encountered the following passage in Chapter XXII: A trifle of management by Mr Carker the manager.
“My misfortunes all began in wagging, sir; but what could I do exceptin’ wag?”
“Excepting what?” said Mr Carker.“Wag, sir – wagging from school.”
“Do you mean pretending to go there and not going?” said Mr Carker.
“Yes, sir; that’s wagging, sir,” returned the quondam Grinder, much affected.
Incidentally, quondam was a new word for me. Here’s the Macquarie Dictionary online entry:quondam
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Atherton SHS Presents
Atherton State High School Presents will be the first activity for the Townsville Branch in 2019. The program is designed to share experiences and practical advice relating to the different contexts of English. Full details are available here. Where: Pimlico SHS When: Saturday 16 February, 2019 Time: AGM - 8:30, first sess...
This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.
ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.
I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.Read All