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OK, English is such a difficult language

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Linda in San Diego, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    I was in my staff meeting today and my principal said,

    "I culled out some good ideas from the video"

    [​IMG] I looked at him funny and the teacher next to me asked each other "Why would you cull the good ones?" LOL

    Still not sure everyone in the room understood it the same way we did! LOL
  2. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    Perhaps he doesn't quite understand the meaning of the word.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Si, bien dificil!
  4. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    From Webster's:

    1: to select from a group

    cull doesn't always have to have negative notation....
  5. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    Quote:Wow, thanks, I did not even think to look it up. My mind's definition was to take out the "bad" - thanks for the info!
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing 9 Years

    Oct 16, 2008
    Quote:you beat me to the dictionary.. [​IMG]

    I have been noticing on this and other groups that many people substitute "cull" for "kill". I find it humorous that they cannot use the words "kill a chicken"..[​IMG]
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    My apologies to the OP for the hijack of your thread. It is clean now and should stay that way.

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