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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State Conference 2019
State Conference will be held on 17th August 2019 at Lourdes Hill College,Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. Bronwyn Lea, UQ will present a keynote address on the value of poetry in the new curriculum landscape. Second keynote to be confirmed. As usual there will be a huge range of practical and inspirational workshops for you to ...
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