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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

It's a Matter of Semantics -- A Poem; A Palindrome

Language has always fascinated me which is probably why I devoted my life to the teaching of English.  Even at my age, the power of language fascinates me.  After a neighbor and friend, Ermina, sent me this and I viewed it; I knew I had to share it with you all.  I hope you are just as amazed as I was.  It's short; don't be put off by the initial negative message.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA

7 comments:

A Slice of My Life said...

Wow...I totally wasn't expecting that. Thanks for sharing, it is facinating.

Purple Flowers said...

I was amazed. That was a real eye-opener.

Lena said...

Someone sent me that the other day. It gave me the goosebumps. Great!

Amy said...

Wow, that's powerful. Thank you for sharing it, Kathy. I adore words. As you said, they are fascinating and the endless ways people use them to express their thoughts is also fascinating.
It's a fantastic message and one that is so important to share especially with the way the world is today.

Cheryl said...

I loved the surprise this video held!

Paula from Amen Corners said...

Loved It! It's not so much what you say, but how you say it! Thank you for posting it on your blog.

jane said...

great... just great!