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November 14th, 2002
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Tips for Teachers
From the math book I'm working on:

You may wish to supply pre-made axes to students who may lack the motor skills to easily manipulate a ruler and draw graphs.

Yes, if you can't manipulate a ruler, here's an axe to chop him up. Ah, I love our language.

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Date:November 14th, 2002 05:15 pm (UTC)

Alternate interpretation:

What? You're going to give a sharp, heavy object to a kid who doesn't have well-developed motor skills?!?
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Date:November 14th, 2002 10:11 pm (UTC)

Interesting question, though...

This might make an interesting NYT Sunday Puzzle. How many sets of words have different singular form spellings (i.e. axe, axis) yet share a plural form spelling (axes)?
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Date:November 15th, 2002 05:03 am (UTC)

Re: Interesting question, though...

I know of one other off the top of my head: ellipse and ellipsis.
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