In class writing: September 27th “Idioms”

Money Talks – in business terms if you want to get ahead of the line then you pay a little extra to whoever is in charge to have that privilege.

Kick the Bucket – An old man knew of treasure but kicked the bucket and took where he knew where the treasure was to the grave. Leaving others guessing where it was.

Looking daggers at someone – that someone is looking at someone with daggers in their eyes that they intent to mean business. In terms if someone is threatening someone else or someone intends to protect someone.

Back to the salt mines – In Siberia prisoners had to go deep underground to bring the salt back up. This now refers to going back to hard work labor.

A Flight of Fancy – This means if someone has a big imagination and comes up with new and big ideas.

I believe they have different meaning due to the fact of where their origins come from and how they have possibly transformed throughout American culture. Also how the individual forms the sentence which is important. They probably came from stories crafted throughout the years which have then been passed down from generation to generation. I like these because they spice up a conversation which also helps keep the person engaged in the conversation and is just plain fun and interesting to say.


in class writing: September 25th

Indira Cockerill, Romeo Jivraj


1.) No (Common knowledge)

2.) Yes (Since that is where he is getting his main source)

3.) No (Since it’s his own paper and words)

4.) Yes (Since did not say if he sited where he got the information)

5.) Yes (Still needs to site where the source even if it’s paraphrased)

1.) No (Since it’s already cited in the beginning)

2.) No (Common knowledge)

3.) No (Common knowledge)

4.) No (Not from online source, own source. As long as your introduce scenario will be fine)

5,) No (common knowledge)

6.) Yes (would need to cite or mention article and then paraphrase)


In class writing: September 20

Language is an everyday tool that we use to communicate with one another, a very useful tool, it can also be a potential way to offend someone When engaging in conversation both parties have the potential of offending someone, though it’s imperative that we engage in conversation. When reading Impoliteness in Language: Studies on Its Interplay with Power in Theory and Practice, the authors Bousfield and Locher states that, “Impoliteness has a means to negotiate relationships”(P.4). In context of relative power play this can immediately change the way someone is perceived by another. The author use the example of what can be perceived an impolite can be shared with a larger group, however it depends who is making the rules. This is true, how a group identifies impoliteness which can potentially offend a certain group or individual is totally dependent on the norms of the group. It’s important to establish the definitions in the beginning to prevent an individual from being offended or discriminated against in an for example work environment. This will prevent miscommunication and make sure that things are in order and benefit the entire group as a whole.

Bousfield & Locher. (2008). Impolitness in Language: Studies on Its Interplay with Power in Theory and Practice. Berlin. GmbH and Co. Fusion.


September 4: in class writing

The assignment is clean cut and to the point we are asked to create a compelling story about ourselves through our own narrative by incorporating music and different sounds to push the story. Throughout the process we will be given feedback by our fellow peers and will adapt and or continue with our story and process.

Some challenges I may face while doing this assignment is finding time to do the actual assignment in the confines of a busy schedule with practice and other hw. Though since this assignment is not long it should not be too daunting to find time, though finding a quiet place might be challenging.

Some questions that I have is what is the exact format, and what platform will we be using the create this? Hopefully it will be easy to adapt too.