26 thoughts on “The Greatest Lesson From Junior Symphony Ball

  • February 2, 2012 at 10:46 pm
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    @Bradford I guess their rebuttals are stuck in moderation, or are they too drunk to respond?

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  • February 3, 2012 at 12:14 am
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    wayyyyyyyy too drunk

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  • February 3, 2012 at 12:29 am
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    And better yet a terrible journalist from the park cities people is making fun of us…. wow. I mean if your grammar is sooo awesome and everything should you be writing for like an actual newspaper. Oh right you suck.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 8:32 am
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    Its such a shame. There teachers are not making sure there good spellers or that there using there grammar good. Your right – what affect will this have on there futures?

    That’s actually hard to do! It hurts my brain to write that way!!

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  • February 3, 2012 at 9:21 am
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    @hpparent you might wanna read through your last post. I think it’s their not there. Maybe you are the one that’s still drunk

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  • February 3, 2012 at 9:58 am
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    At least one of them understands the difference between There and Their; even if they are lacking in basic irony/sarcasm skills.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 10:23 am
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    Concerning hpparent’s post: Why stop with “there”? What about “there” when it should be “they’re or they are”? What about “affect” used as a noun? Last time I checked “affect” is a verb. hpparent probably meant “effect”.

    Somehow I think hpparent’s post is another student trying to ridicule adults with this grammar stumbling block.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 11:25 am
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    Sorry – my post didn’t clearly specify that it was a complete joke! The misspellings and grammar mistakes are as follows:
    Its
    There
    there
    there
    good
    Your
    affect
    there
    @ Hey and @ Patsy Ann – I thought the last line indicated that it was a JOKE! I’ll be clearer next time!!!!

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  • February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am
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    @Patsy Ann I know you write well, but there are several more grammatical errors in the first portion of hpparent’s comments. I think the poorly written statements of the last day have been a bit desensitizing.

    Yes, I agree it was deliberate, but I think it is an adult illustrating how poor writing wrecks the argument.

    We live in a world relies heavily on written social media, but even basic writing skills seem hard to find.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 11:53 am
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    I could be wrong about the age of hpparent. Hpparent could easily be a smart kid. I think most of the poorly written comments are not written by HP students.

    My grammar has suffered in my years since school. I made the mistake of testing out of my college English courses, but my HP education still afforded me the basic grammatical skills many of the high schoolers’ posts lack.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 11:57 am
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    *more clear.
    And it was clear to those who read through the whole post or are not currently high school students.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 11:59 am
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    My apologies; apparently “clearer” or “more clear” are both acceptable.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm
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    The horrible grammar and spelling on that thread were what upset me —- not the underage drinking, etc. Is english (or “language arts”) no longer required? How can their comprehension and attempts at persuasive writing be this poor?

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  • February 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm
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    Dis es a blawg. hoo kares about speling an gramr?

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  • February 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm
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    I am an adult, and I am figuring out that my sense of humor doesn’t fit with that of many posters to this blog! Often, the written word doesn’t convey the fact that the tongue is firmly implanted in the cheek. My point was indeed that the errors distract from the message.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm
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    I am also hpparent. I accidentally have a different “handle” on my desktop!

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  • February 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm
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    @expat- You do realize that “english” starts with an “E”? Yes, 4 years of English is required to receive a high school diploma in Texas, although it’s hard to believe from the quality of expression on the JSB post.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm
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    @HP Parent Your humor read as the joke intended. I really think that after wading through such awful posts before, some people just read it to be more of the same. And @Avid Reader, I probably was not clear myself. I just meant that I expect that nearly all HP students (and hopefully most JSB attendees) have the enough grasp of the English language to post the same tongue in cheek comments. I can’t believe an HPISD education has degraded enough to result in the posts we’ve seen.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm
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    @HP Parent…anyone with a couple of brains cells understood your post was a joke. I guess the collective IQ of today’s posters is a little on the low end.

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  • February 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm
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    “I’ve seen better grammar spray-painted on a boxcar.”

    And yet we pay our taxes to The Best School District in America™ or something.

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  • February 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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    That’s great and all, but what did you gain from this? Maybe the grammar was poor because at least 80% of the posts were jokes and typed hastily on cell phones during class. Highland Park isn’t ranked so highly academically because of our football team or the beautiful girls; we earn the distinction because: a.) the classes are retarded hard, b.) we bave an incredible AP and TaG program, c.) we have excellent teachers, and d.) we have a group of students intelligent enough to think for themselves and pull your bull shit apart from the truth. Journalism is supposed to be completely objective and impartial, reasonable and concise, but what is this? This is an immature attack by adults on the intelligence of their own children who, in case you didn’t realise it already, didn’t repond because no one reads this trash in the first place (except for the few parents on here with nothing better to do). The only reason I heard about this article is because one of my classmates was looking for A Tale of Two Symphony Balls and accidentally landed here. But seriously, you’re a columnist for the Park Cities People. As in, that’s your job. And this is what you choose to report on for your job. I think that’s what’s funny here. You report trash for a garbage newspaper. How about you do something, oh what’s that word I’m looking for, productive? Is that it? I just can’t seem to think clearly… Maybe once I get older my brain will finally work! Or maybe I’m just drunk or my education isn’t strong enough to support all of you adult’s elevated level of thinking… Regardless, there are plenty of other things worth reporting. But this? Come on.

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  • February 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm
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    And Patsy Ann, you’re just a dumb dumb.

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  • February 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm
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    The silly thing about this whole debate is the legal drinking age. In Texas, after Prohibition, it was 21. Lowered to 18 in 1973 Raised to 19 in 1981 Raised to 21 in 1986 . So for only 13 short years, 18 year olds were legal. It’s been age 21 for TWENTY SIX years now. Stop acting like its this new law or some birthright to drink at 18. Get over it, follow the laws set by our state and country.

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  • February 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm
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    What our lovely adult friends don’t realize is that our grammatical incompetency is not incompetency but apathy. Why should we care? It’s a blog. If we don’t devote our attention to every minute apostrophe and comma, it’s not because we can’t. And to those who judge our mental capacities by comments left under an article for a community blog are just imbecilic.
    The argument that *we* can’t spell is hypocritical in the first place. There were plenty of mangled words and sentences in comments ostensibly posted by adults.

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  • February 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm
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    Apathetic. Lazy.

    A few errors – understandable. Riddled with errors? The writer loses credibility. If you are too lazy to properly write your opinion, why would I assume you properly formulated it?

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