|Being "screwtineyesed" by the new teacher
Understanding Invented Words
When we got there
. I went in first. The
came back to tell me I was tardy again. She did look out the door. She saw my dear
Peter Paul Rubens
. She did ask me where that pig came from. I just started in to tell her all about him, from the day I first met him. She did look long looks at me. She did look those looks for a long time. I made
in my apron with my fingers. I made nine on one side and three on the other side. When I was through counting the pleats I did make in my apron, I did ask her what she was looking those long looks at me for. She said, "I'm
you." I never did hear that word before. It is a new word. It does have an interest sound. I think I will have uses for it. Now when I look long looks at a thing I will print I did screwtineyes it.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.