The learned author was cribbing about the immigration policy of a particular country. ” They are refusing to exclude students from the total immigration numbers,” he wrote.
‘ Refusing to exclude?’
What does that mean?
‘Insisting on including?’
The country insists on including students in the total immigration numbers..okay..now sense dawns..that means the other immigrants lose out, students are also restricted..okay. It took me a long time to analyse that one out.
Why on earth do we embrace the double negative?
(Never say never/hatred of the negative/negating the contradiction/paradox of the conundrum…ewwww!)
I refuse to exclude simplicity from thought, expression, and action.
” Can an exclamation replace a question mark?” asks my little one, eyes furrowed.
I am flummoxed. I mutter that it might be a printing error.
” No, it is written by Enid Blyton,” comes the verdict. Mother might be wrong. Blyton cannot be.
For the past one hour, she had been asking about golden retrievers, scones and honey, and peat-moss for hens in that particular order.
I had managed most, except the peat-moss. I could not understand, what on earth, the hens would do with it.
I seek the help of Google Master.
An exclamation can be used to close questions depicting extreme emotions.
Example : ” What on earth are you doing! Stop!”
” You do not know everything, do you?” asks my daughter.
” No, I do not my dear,” I agree humbly.
I am game for using exclamation to express my extreme emotion!
I am refusing to exclude humility from daily life and learning.