Thursday, June 13, 2013
Modern Vernacular and Statement Analysis
As readers may be familiar with, my opinion on video games is not a gray matter: kids need to read books and kids need to play outdoors, even as we raise a generation of boys with very strong thumbs, but unfamiliar with the joy of a good book completed. For some, moderating the amount of time the child plays video games (passivity) versus the time of reading (engaging) may be the key.
While attempting to play a game of kickball, one of the boys wanted to call "Time Out!" to stop the runners from scoring.
His life is dedicated to video games, so playing outdoors, particularly, a sport or game, is something rare for him.
Instead of yelling, "Time!" or "Time OUT!" to stop the game, can you guess what he yelled?
I think he wanted what we used to call a "do over", so I quickly embraced his language and asked him,
"Do you want to rewind?"