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  1. Sempiternitas
    31-03-2011
    I don't know how you can be expected to learn Latin up to GCSE level in one summer. I spent more than two years self-teaching myself and then under my teachers' guidance to get up to that level. But not to put you off - I've heard that Latin camp can work miracles, and if you need any help I'm always ready to help.

    Aha. I remember Jasper saying that. "The very worst is English Literature and the next worst is Modern Greats." Ha, screw you, PPE-ists, for stealing our title. Literae Humaniores all the way!

    I think "I've heard that your owner wants to sell you for a black Jaguar" might work on Rufus. Miss Potter actually told me that.
  2. TurnerE
    24-03-2011
    I think I've learnt about 3 of the words so far... only 2997 to go
    Maybe I could find something besides witty conversation to lure Rufus out of his hard (yet necessary ) orange shell... any ideas?
    Although the vocab list is very daunting, it is exciting to think we're studying Greats (the only acceptable course, according to Cousin Jasper) at OXFORD!!!
  3. Sempiternitas
    21-03-2011
    Oh, it's not another vocab list. It's a sixty-four page one consisting of eight parts. I should have checked the page-count.
  4. Sempiternitas
    21-03-2011
    Rehearsing is certainly a good idea. Keep in mind, though, that Rufus is not very communicative. (In fact, he hasn't once responded to my greetings.) You might have better luck making him come out of his shell.

    I just received that e-mail for Classics freshers! How very exciting - we're going to read Greats at Oxford.

    Oh no...another vocab list. When would they stop coming my way?

    I rather think Petrarch was referring to me, but we can't really argue that point.
  5. Sempiternitas
    21-03-2011
    Rehearsing is certainly a good idea. Keep in mind, though, that Rufus is not very communicative. (In fact, he hasn't once responded to my greetings.) You might have better luck making him come out of his shell.

    I just received that e-mail for Classics freshers! How very exciting - we're going to read Greats at Oxford.

    Oh no...another vocab list. When would they stop coming my way?

    I rather think Petrarch was referring to me, but we can't really argue that point.
  6. TurnerE
    19-03-2011
    Well, thank you for the link, because I now know what to do with those 2000 pounds that have been laying around my room for months ha! They really are beautiful... why are beautiful things always so expensive??
    I really can't wait to meet Rufus, I think i shall start rehearsing what I will say to him when do finally meet so that I won't come off a dithering fool...
    Also, i think Petrarch was referring to me when he wrote that
  7. Sempiternitas
    19-03-2011
    That first sentence is what I like to think when it's one in the morning and I'm writing the essay due next day.

    I will have to stop relating tales of my literary pursuits, if they make you experience by what Petrarch described as "una inexplebilis cupiditas", of which I am victim...though you might want to take a look at these beauties here: http://www.oaktreefinepress.com/pullman/index.asp

    And guess what - I saw Rufus yesterday! Miss Potter drove me into town in Rufus to get a book from the library, and she said she could sell me Rufus when I learn how to drive. I'd already warned her that a certain boy might come up to her car in Latin camp to say hi.
  8. TurnerE
    19-03-2011
    Sorry for such a belated reply! That first sentence is what I like to think at eleven thirty when I'm still doing homework... I definitely think that you should acquire a teddy bear, a necessity for any self-respecting prospective Oxonian I think that I might start bringing my teddy bear to class, just to get used to having someone to glance at in class
    I really can't wait to see the books... every time I think about books, and whether I should buy more, I think, "well , Sempiternitas did buy those lovely books... I think I should too!"
    Well, if it's maths for you, it's definitely philosophy for me :/
    Yes, I'm definitely going to Latin camp, I've just got some more paperwork to send in with my second deposit DD And you... greek camp eh? I wish i could do both, but I think it would be a *bit* much
  9. Sempiternitas
    08-03-2011
    Oh, school - it's such a superfluity. I'm sure I can educate myself better without it. *glances nervously around for teachers* I just realised I've never had a proper teddy bear in my life. Maybe I should get myself one. I really like Lotso from the Disney store I visited in Edinburgh - you know, Lotso the villainous, strawberry-scented bear from Toy Story? He could keep me company at the breakfast table.

    You can see the signed, limited edition, hardback, £150 books when we're both in Oxford! Assuming I can still meet the grades, that is. Judging by my performance in my latest Maths papers I am not so sure.

    So I've heard you're definitely going to Latin camp?
  10. TurnerE
    08-03-2011
    Well, I would REALLY like to succumb to that syndrome, but unfortunatelythat pesky thing called school keeps on getting in the way! I think I'm just giving it up for a week because there are too many people that I can only talk to on facebook... I would really love to start carrying a teddy-bear around Oxford, but now I just have to think of a funny name. I think I will start reading the Secret History after I'm finished with the book I'm reading right now, so very soon now!!!! So you actually bought THE books???? I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to see them so bad!!!
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