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  1. Scribblans
    July 10, 2020 at 9:53 am

    that’s sadly correct
    see, six of them already
    must try it myself

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    • July 10, 2020 at 9:54 am

      I was quite proud of this one because it’s both satire and hypocrisy

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      • Scribblans
        July 10, 2020 at 9:58 am

        It’s a bit like a ‘Daily Briefing’ then?

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      • July 10, 2020 at 10:31 am

        Very similar but a tad more self-aware (I hope…)

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  2. July 10, 2020 at 11:38 am

    I feel as if I shouldn’t like this post, just to prove a point.

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    • July 10, 2020 at 11:40 am

      The stats speak for themselves. I would have learned nothing!

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  3. July 10, 2020 at 11:44 am

    I feel triggered. Your title is clearly a thinly veiled dig at myself and others, who often just ‘like’ your posts due to a WordPress anomaly that prevents us from commenting. Just because we can’t all show our appreciation in lengthy written accolades doesn’t make us any less valid.

    I demand that you remove the title immediately and issue a cross-platform apology, whilst simultaneously donating your annual wage to a worthy cause. Ensuring your family are fed and sheltered is far too self-serving, so you’ll have to send your money elsewhere. Perhaps to me, with accompanying gifts to say thank you for bringing your social media misdemeanours to your attention!

    And maybe take a course to enlighten yourself. The subject matter I’ll leave up to you.

    #nothingpersonal #justkidding #hatehashtags 😉

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    • July 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      I mostly donate my annual wage to my massive collection of debts but I accept I have crossed a line today and will take a course on the appropriate use of hashtags forthwith…

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      • July 10, 2020 at 7:46 pm

        Good… it’s definitely a start and I accept you are trying to atone for your behaviour. Erm… *tries to think of a witty hashtag*
        No nothing.
        Is there anymore availability on the course?

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      • July 10, 2020 at 8:03 pm


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  4. July 10, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    It’s not like you
    To mangle a haiku.

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    • July 10, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      It’s quite like me to be fair

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  5. July 10, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Give the people what they want, is my motto.

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    • July 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      And that’s why the people love you.

      Sorry that sounded insincere, but yours is generally the first blog I read when I wake up in the morning, which is partially due to the difference in time-zones but largely because you do give the people what they want. Often what they didn’t know they wanted…

      Nonetheless to get a smile out of me pre-coffee is no mean feat.

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  6. July 10, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    You have proved your point
    You are absolutely right
    Well done James Proclaims

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    • July 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      I’m simultaneously berating myself and congratulating myself…

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  7. July 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Haiku is quite grand
    But prose is more expressive
    Me, I enjoy both.

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    • July 10, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      Both forms have merit
      If and when they are done well
      But mine rarely are

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  8. July 11, 2020 at 1:33 am

    James is clever
    I like whatever he does
    Haiku is too cool

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    • July 11, 2020 at 5:27 am

      Thank you for the Haikompliment…

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  9. July 11, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    One of my students once did a poetry presentation and he had decided to present only haiku poems. A whole string of haiku poems really falls flat, especially if it’s a junior high audience. The kids were just kind of puzzled and the presenter began to look quite uncomfortable. I think I was the only one who enjoyed the moment, simply because it was funny. I do like your haikus, James, because they are one at a time and truly fun to read!

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    • July 11, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks, I tend to use them as filler posts when I can’t quite find the energy to write anything else so, although I’m often fond of them I find it genuinely strange that they usually end up being some of my most popular posts. But I’m also always grateful that anyone likes anything I write so this one is very much tongue in cheek…


  10. July 11, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Your haikus are inspiring me to write a post about one of the funniest moments in my teaching career. It will be one of my “other things” of which I only have one such post.

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    • July 11, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      Having read your one such post I’d say you should definitely do more such posts. As well as the poetry obviously😀

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      • July 11, 2020 at 9:31 pm

        Thank you! I value your opinion and I think I’ll take your advice. 😊

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