I was thinking this morning about Mr Morton. I have no idea why. I guess I was wondering if his marriage contrived out of desperation and loneliness ever actually worked out.
I think I might have already mentioned this last week, but I got so personally involved in some of the Grammar Rock videos, that I could never learn the actual lesson.
As a kid, and even now, I feel SO sorry for Mr. Morton, that I have trouble focusing on the whole subject/ predicate thing. All I can think about is this poor guy who talks to cats, sweats a lot, and was apparently so desperate, he married his neighbor, even though they had never spoken a word to each other. Seriously, how long can that marriage be expected to last?
NO wonder my generation has such a messed up view of relationships.
I wonder if there's ever been a follow-up study on the psyche's of kids who watched a lot of Grammar Rock. Because even though I can't remember the subject or predicate, I very much remember Mr. Morton stalking Pearl - sitting on her porch until she came out, and then running away.
Grammar Rock was great at grammar, but not so good at acknowledging men as bright, capable, actual PEOPLE.
(And I'm pretty sure it goes without saying, but for as much Grammar Rock as I watched, I didn't learn too much about grammar. Or anything else, really.)