Thursday, October 07, 2004

How People Talk

In the United States, after 12th grade, students attend college. Wolf Angel points out that Canadians go to university (after grade 12).

At conferences, the people I know give a talk. Jim went to Paris and delivered a paper.

The dissertation committtees I've been familiar with consisted of the student's advisor and a handful of people who never met as a group except at the defense. Profgrrrrl is on a dissertation committee that not only meets but has a chair.

I could be late because of an accident on the freeway and decide to not collect the homework. My students would be late because of a wreck on the highway and wonder if I'd taken up the homework.

Do you put soda in a shopping cart or coke in a buggy?