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60's Mod Girl- by darchildre

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I used some of Vila Restal's jokes in one of my classes this week. I've also made students diagram sentences describing characters on BSG. I win!
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What his dreadful Ultraworld jokes? I've always thought that he was starting Orac off on primary school humour. :-) How did they go down, and did they know the BSG characters?
What his dreadful Ultraworld jokes? I've always thought that he was starting Orac off on primary school humour. :-)

Well, many of my students are Korean immigrants, mind, so it's best for me to start simple on the humor front. 'Sides which, my parents thought the "tap on the head" joke was funny when I repeated it. The Hobsonphile clan is easily amused. *g*

Only a few students recognized the BSG references, meanwhile, but give me time. *g*
Well, many of my students are Korean immigrants, mind, so it's best for me to start simple on the humor front.

Puns aren't that simple for ESL speakers, I'd have thought. But OK, here are some more from Vila. :-P
  • Where does Servalan keep her armies? Up her sleevies.
  • Why did the rifting spaceship tremble? It was a nervous wreck.
  • Where do pilot leave their spaceships? Out the airlock.
How old are the students? Maybe BSG is a bit old for them. It's very gritty and political.
Um, that was 'drifting spaceship'.
Puns aren't that simple for ESL speakers, I'd have thought.

Well, no, they didn't get the jokes right away. But I personally find it easier to explain different word meanings in a short joke than it is to explain word meanings and storyline in a long joke. We were discussing multiple meanings of words in the class in question, and since I had just watched Ultraworld that morning, Vila immediately came to mind. *g*

How old are the students?

The students who were diagramming BSG sentences were high-school aged. I also teach elementary school students in English and math, but naturally, my approach with them is different. *g*