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Teaching foreigners new American fairy tales May 31, 2017

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It’s about that time again…

 

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/new-experimental-spaceplane/3875765.html

 

I suppose that the the placement of this article on Voice of America is a form of truth in advertising – what better way to teach people English than with fantastical fairy tales..?

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The Expendables May 22, 2017

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While still finishing my first cup of coffee, this headline came across my desk today:

New Zealand Space Program Could Surpass U.S., Electron Rocket Begins Testing On Monday

 

My first thought was, “Awesome! Middle Earth is getting ROCKETS!”

 

 

 

 

Sadly, what could have otherwise been a good article was mired by this little bit of, um, fake news:

“Additionally, unlike other designs, Rocket Lab created the rocket to be disposable.”

 

Just as a refresher: almost all of these are/were designed to be disposable:

The Expendables

The Expendables