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#EngKnowledge: Lines

First weekend of year 2015! Woohoo!

To start the year, today I am going to share an #EngKnowledge from a quite interesting book by Tim Ingold

Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen

Do not worry, it is not going to be a boring lecture

Rather, a very interesting thought on: Lines (Indo: garis)

Yes, these -> ——–________————___________

But what about it? I am going to quote from him in this session

So, let’s see what Ingold has to say about lines :)

“What do walking, weaving, observing, singing, storytelling, drawing and writing have in common?”

“The answer is that they all proceed along lines of one kind or another.”

“Indeed when I have broached the idea to friends and colleagues, their initial response has usually been one of blank incredulity.”

“The line? This is hardly the kind of thing that has served traditionally as the focus of our attention”

“We have anthropological studies of visual art, of music and dance, of speech and writing, of craft and material culture, but not of the production and significance of lines.”

“Yet it takes only a moment’s reflection to recognize that lines are everywhere.”

“As walking, talking and gesticulating creatures, human beings generate lines wherever they go.”

Lines, linear, linearity, straight, zig zag, criss cross – they are all related And they are created within walking, weaving, observing, singing, storytelling, drawing and writing

So, do you see lines everywhere now? :)

Do you see the word “line” in a different way?

Hope this #EngKnowledge has been useful and have fun looking at lines :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on January 3, 2015

Session is from “Lines: A Brief History” by Tim Ingold, do check him out if you are interested :)


#EngTrivia: Interesting Pick Up Lines

Have you ever heard about pick up lines? Because we’re going to talk about it.

A pick up line is a conversation starter with the intent to engage an unfamiliar person for humor or romance. Admin will give you some examples of pick up lines. Ready?  Here we go:

  1. Do you have a map?. l No, why?l Because I just keep getting lost in your eyes.
  2. Are you a magnet? Because I’m attracted to you.
  3.  Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I walk by again?
  4. Are you an alien? Because you just abducted my heart.
  5. There’s something wrong with my cell phone. / Why?/  It doesn’t have your number in it.

Apparently many films used pick up lines in its dialogues. Admin will give some examples of pick up lines in films. Here they are:

  1.  “I know what I want because I have it in my hands right now.” “What?” “You.” -P.S. I Love You.
  2. I maybe the outlaw, but you’re the one stealing my heart. – Thelma and Louise
  3. I have crossed oceans of time to find you. – Dracula.

I’ve tweeted some examples of pick up lines. What do you think? Sounds cheesy, right? That’s how pick up lines work. Dare to use one?

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on September 27, 2012