Who Dat?

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“Your assignment this week is to write two hundred words on Miriam Ortiz Uribe.”
“Who dat?”
“Jonny, you know it’s ‘who is that’, and that is also part of the assignment to figure out ‘who dat’ is.”
“See, you did it!”
“That was an illustration on what not to do.”
“Not to figure out who Miriam Ortiz Uribe is?”
“No, you have to do that, just don’t say ‘Dat’!”
“Is it okay to use Google?” This from Mary Jane.
“Of course it’s okay to Google, how else are you going to know about Miriam Ortiz Uribe?”
“You don’t let us use our phones in class.”
“Do it when you get home! Oh God I don’t care, do it now!!”
A flurry of cell phones light up across the room.
“I know! It’s a woman.”
“She’s works at a radio station.”
“A disc jockey?”
“No you idiot, a reporter.”
“I like her hair.”
“Where’s New Hampshire?”
“Babe alert!”
“What’s NPR?”
“It’s not Miriam, it’s Monica”
“Okay stop! Maybe I was wrong, it is Monica, please explore further, learn her history and the work that she does over the weekend and turn in your paper on Monday. Two hundred words at least.

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I hope you liked my two hundred words on Miriam Ortiz Uribe, oops it’s Monica. Your assignment is to learn more about her too. I will save you having to Google… Monica Ortiz Uribe.

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One of the prompts this week was… Miriam Ortiz Uribe  … I still don’t know who that is.

9 responses

  1. That poor, poor teacher! 😳

  2. Well done Ted. Well done.
    Thank you

    1. So, who the hell is Miriam?

      1. Just a name I thought sounded good. I’m impressed that you knew one so close!

      2. That’s funny. I googled and got Monica and halfway thru my story realized it was not Miriam so I had to change it up a bit. Made for a more interesting story.

  3. Exactly what I did: Googled the name!

  4. Me either. And I am not even going to look her up till I decide what part if any she will play in my story… But i had a nice chuckle reading yours.

  5. Wow. And thanks. Maybe she’s got a Miriam in her family?
    I did a little play with Miriam (which means bitter… and apparently some other things too:
    Hebrew name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean “sea of bitterness” or “sea of sorrow.” However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of “rebellion,” “wished-for child,” and “mistress or lady of the sea.” The name is borne in the Bible by the sister of Moses and Aaron.

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