10 December 2007

A Small Poll

I am conducting a poll.

But first you have to read Jeremy's blog post, that comes before this one. Then come back.

::: (I am waiting. I will be here when you return.) :::

Welcome back. What a nice blog that was. I especially liked the part about me.

Here is the poll:

Do you understand the sentence quoted below? If so, please translate. Please answer YES or NO, with modifying comments if necessary. (We are betting money on this, so don't leave without commenting!) And drumroll....

"i won't say i want to do this, but i will say i'd rather do this than be utterly lost when the second half of the year i can't wait to pair in sentences with past tense verbs starts."

Thank you for your participation.

13 comments:

stacy pietsch said...

this is SO hilarious!! i actually reread that sentence two times and just gave up moving on to the next one...i am sorry that one of you is losing money. however this is not a really fair bet seeings how you share money!! you have to think up a cooler bet...i will think about it and get back to you.

chad k. said...

YES (after a couple of reads)

in short, jeremy is looking forward to next semester (actually, the current school year) being over (paired with past tense verbs). do i win a prize for first comment to get it right?

nate said...

this is not the only sentence i didn't understand.

there is some alluding to the idea that jeremy would like to start making lists once break starts. is not this list of things he wants to do once break being also a list? obviously living with him has done me no good at understanding him

mitchell said...

loud noises!

Dave said...

of course it makes sense. just because jeremy writes at such a high intellectual level that you are unable to comprehend the meaning behind his wise words does not mean you should be all up in his grill.

in context, you know what he is saying is that he does not want to read his challenging medical book, which he's reading to become A DOCTOR, but he knows that he has to if he wants to understand and pass the class, thus allowing him to move on.

gosh.

aaron wk said...

Yes, after 2 reads. jeremy is a linguist, people.

Chris said...

Knowledge is power. Jeremy is clearly drunk with power from all of his time spent in classes and with books. He is obviously slurring his text. Yay for lists.

Tarah said...

I get the first part. You lost me at "i can't wait to pair in sentences with past tense verbs." There were a couple of other statements with questionable content. I think you need to spend some time sleeping during your upcoming brief encounter with freedom.

Jenn said...

it took me a few read-throughs to get it...i think its one of those sentences that is better spoken than read.

Essentially, Jeremy is looking forward to looking back on the second half of his first year of med school. Woo-hoo!

mama k said...

Granted it was a tricky parsing and took several readings but then we can cut him some grammatical slack since he's all blurry eyed and a little fried from the first semester. It's nice to see Jeremy's still managing to blog and that you two can connect in the "comments"...ah true love...overcoming all the odds!

I agree, we all need more sleep. See ya in 9 days on the sunny beaches!

ps Are hyphens an option? "...than be utterly lost when the second half of the year-i-can't-wait-to-pair-in-sentences- with-past-tense-verbs starts."

Nae said...

Yes. I totally get it. does that make me a genius? a man-brain reading machine?

nunface said...

Jeremy, it doesn't make sense. I really, really wanted it to make sense, but no. You are stupid.

Emily said...

It's a good thing I'm a native English speaker otherwise I'd have no chance.