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Where the Heck Was I in the Nineties?

My son sits in the back of the car a lot. There’s the ride to and from school, the field trips on weekends, that sort of thing. I have an internal struggle on what he should be doing back there. Part of me wishes onto him the excruciating boredom I suffered through in my youth in the back of cars. I tell myself that his character will be built upon managing such boredom and not indulging his every whim with digital stimulus. In other words, I worry his iPad is rotting his brain (disclosure, during the day I work for Samsung, we make competitor tablets that I also worry may be rotting his brain). Still, I can’t take away his tablets. I can’t do that to my child. I understand.

Sometimes I make him turn it off and we talk. He’s a 4 year old, so he asks really deep questions and I get to come up with all sorts of crazy metaphysical answers that he’ll either forget or distort in his mind enough that there will be no negative repercussions.

“Where do we come from, Daddy?”

“We’re all made up of little tiny bits that used to be one singular little tiny bit but that exploded and spread all over and formed stars and then those stars exploded and smashed into each other and formed the earth and here we are. But the best part is those little tiny bits are actually made up of almost nothing at all. We come from nothing, and we’re made of nothing. Now, do you want Mexican or Pizza?”

[aquote]Let his mother play him that dreck[/aquote]

In the background of this car ride I play music, which I choose quite deliberately. I never listen to children’s music. I can’t. I know there’s good children’s music out there, by quality artists and musicians, with interesting, funny, meaningful, educational lyrics. Blech. Let his mother play him that dreck. She’s got horrible taste in music. If she didn’t play kids music, his next best choice with her would be listening to boy bands and whatever song got 2,000,000 YouTube views last week. Me? I have taste. I have provenance. Best of all, I have a plan. At least, I thought I had a plan.

Since he was born, my son has heard the Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” in its entirety at least once a month. I love my Sirius radio, and they play good music without commercials, which is a key component of kid-friendly listening. But I need to exercise a little control.

My parents got me into good music, but they have weird taste in music. My father has a collection of albums from great musicians, but he has the wrong album. He has the third album, or the album of cover songs, or the duets album. He’s got the Greatest Hits Part II. So, I grew up listening to Magical Mystery Tour, but not the White Album or Revolver. I know Born in the USA, but didn’t discover Nebraska until recently. My first Led Zeppelin album was not titled Led Zeppelin.

I made a mix for Noah. Considering I’m so immersed in gadgets and technology, you’d be amazed at how low-tech my car audio system is. I have no USB port, no 3.5mm input, and no stereo Bluetooth. It’s like I’m living in 2011. So, I made CDs. A mix on MP3 CDs.

Basically, I went through my library and pulled one song from all my favorite artists. I picked the song that got me interested in that artist. Not their best, or most famous. The one that got me hooked for the first time. I’m proud of the mix. There’s a lot of good music there. There’s a lot of emotion in it. After all, these are the songs that first provoked an emotional response to my favorite musicians, and music is important to me.

I was showing off my mix for a passenger recently who remarked:

“This sounds like a middle school dance.” Haha! I laughed. No, that’s just silly. Here, let me just . . .

“Ready or not, here I come, you can’t hide . . . “

No, no, that’s just a . . . here, let me find something else . . .

“She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the . . . “

Oh no. No! What have I done?!

“Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick. The one that makes me scream, she said . . . “

What happened? I pulled canonical songs from my library. There were plenty of newer songs, but the vast majority came from a period spanning around 1988 to 1996. Not quite middle school, more like music up until the middle of my college career. Still, there’s a huge gap there that I needed to figure out.

Did I not listen to music then? Was I simply ambling through life with my hands over my ears, never hearing anything new or unique? That couldn’t be true. There’s a dark period of heavy A Cappella use stuck in there. A Cappella is heavy on cover songs, so my musical growth was definitely stunted during that period. I had been strung out on vocal bands. I couldn’t find a single example of late 90s music in my collection. Nothing stood out.

The answer is probably technological. I got my first CD burner around 1999, which was early for CD burning. I probably had a 2X burner, so 1 CD took 35 minutes or more. Even then, I was burning .aiff files, fully uncompressed. Nobody stored music digitally until the new millenium.

In 1998, I lived in student housing for Northeastern grad students in Boston. My apartment was broken into 3 times. During one break-in, the thief stole my sleeve of CDs. 200 CDs, a completely stuffed, massive envelope of music. I had renter’s insurance, and they told me I was covered to replace it all. There was no chance I could remember every single CD. I made a long list of 200 CDs I’d like, and they cut me a check for something like $11.99 x 200. I went on a binge.

[aquote]The best thing about Napster was the incredible catalogues of other users[/aquote]

A couple years later, I was deeply entrenched in Napster, and my library was filling quickly. The best thing about Napster was the incredible catalogues of the other users. There was a much more personal connection with the anonymous peers with whom you were sharing. You could see their music, take ersatz recommendations, and fill in the potholes in your musical highway. I drank my fill, maxed out my hard disk drive, and never bothered to back up. See where this is going? This story ends with the 2GB 2.5″ laptop drive sealed in a static bag sitting in a drawer in my office to this day, waiting for the prices on data recovery to drop to zero.

It’s curious to think about whether a pattern is emerging. There’s a gap in my musical collection the size of a small decade. There are equal gaps in my photos, my writing, etc. There are hiccups in the imperfect digital collection of data, and it has erased some of my history. With my history, my memory disappears. I’m telling my own story but the character has selective amnesia and incomplete notes.

As we rely on digital data for our most personal memories, it’s important to ignore the caveat that everything on the Internet lasts forever. Quite the contrary. While it’s harder to scrub something from the Internet once it takes on a life of its own, it’s also impossible to find something once it has been disappeared. Hard disk drives die. Services crumble. Suddenly you’re driving around in your car thinking nothing great has happened in music since “August and Everything After,” and trying to convince your kid of the same.

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Scientists Are Trying To Figure Out Where The Heck Horses Came From

There’s still a lot we don’t know about how, and where, horses were first domesticated. Experts long thought that all modern horses were probably descended from a group of animals that belonged to the Botai culture, which flourished in Kazakhstan around 5,500 years ago. But now, a new study published in Science suggests that the Botai horses were not the ancestors of our modern equine companions—and challenges what we thought we knew about one of the only “wild” horse species left today: the Przewalski’s horse. There are now very few, if any, genuinely wild species of horse, which have never been domesticated. Scientists have known that Przewalski’s horse is not an ancestor of modern domestic horses, since studies were carried out on equine mitochondrial DNA in 2002. But now it seems that far from being the last remnants of a truly wild horse species, the Przewalski’s horse is the feral descendant of the domesticated Botai horses.

Study authors imagine what Przewalski’s ancient ancestors would have looked like. Ludovic Orlando, Seas Goddard, Alan Outram., CC BY

Let’s take a look at the science.

Born wild?

Led by Charleen Gaunitz from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the study’s 47 authors sequenced the genomes of 42 ancient horses from Kazakhstan and various sites in Eurasia, and compared them with published data from 46 ancient and modern horses.

Their analysis showed that Przewalski’s horse and the most ancient horses from Eurasia were not genetically similar, as might be expected. In fact, the Przewalski’s horse were found to be most closely related to the Botai horses, while all modern domesticated horses belong to a separate group. If this is right, it turns what we thought we knew about wild and domestic horses on its head.

But one of the difficulties of drawing conclusions from the DNA of a modern Przewalski’s horse, is that the species suffered a massive decline in the first half of the 20th century. The last one seen in the wild was spotted back in the 1960s, and it was declared extinct in the wild. A captive breeding programme began, and all of today’s Przewalski’s horses trace their ancestry back to 13 individuals, which were in zoos around the world at the time. Equus ferus przewalskii was reintroduced to the wild at the end of the 20th century.

Gaunitz and her colleagues suggest that there has been considerable invasion of modern horse genes into the species. But the team were fortunate enough to have DNA from one specimen dating to the 19th century, before the population collapse occurred. This allowed them to show that the Botai horses were direct ancestors of another breed of horse from the early bronze age, called Borly4, and that these Borly4 horses were the direct ancestors of the pre-collapse Przewalski’s horse.

Unsolved mysteries

This leaves the origins of modern horses shrouded in mystery. It seems they are descended from a completely different group of horses, but the genomic analysis suggests that they managed to interbreed with the Botai horses to a small degree as the population expanded across the continental landmass. The authors of the study suggest that Hungary, in Eastern Europe, might be one of a number of places where the ancestors of modern horses were first domesticated, because the oldest horse remains were recovered from there.

Earlier studies have suggested Iberia, North Africa and Eurasia as possible sites of domestication. And it seems likely that horses—like dogs—were independently domesticated in a number of different places and over a long period of time.

Scientists—and horse owners—often wonder exactly how horses were domesticated. It has been suggested that they were originally prey animals that humans began to protect and breed to ensure a steady supply of meat. Over time their keepers began to use them for milk, hides, and transport. Alternatively, they may have been deliberately brought under human control to help with the hunting of wild horse herds.

Whatever the method, it now seems likely that the very robust horses of the Botai were not the ultimate ancestors of the delicate modern thoroughbred racehorse, nor of the heavy draft horses that were the staple workforce of agriculture in many parts of the world until the beginning of the 20th century.

The Botai horse genes are preserved only in the small and precarious populations of Przewalski’s horse, which struggle to survive in the areas of the Gobi desert and the mountain steppe regions of Mongolia where they were reintroduced. All the more reason, then, to continue to ensure the survival of this species—possibly the last repository of ancient horse DNA.

Jan Hoole is a Lecturer in Biology at Keele University. This article was originally featured on The Conversation.

I Wish The Pixel Watch App Was As Powerful As The Galaxy Watch App

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Google is phasing out the old generic Wear OS app that was compatible with all smartwatches running its operating system. Starting with Wear OS 3.0, every smartwatch maker will have to build their own companion app, including Google itself. That’s why you have to download a new app on your phone when setting up the new Pixel Watch. And although that app is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous Wear OS app, it still is, in my opinion, lagging behind the companion app Samsung provides for its wearables.

Rita El Khoury / Android Authority

The Galaxy Wearable app surprised me when I first got my Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 over a year ago. Here was an app that complemented my watch so well and could change every setting on it. No more scrolling through endless lists on a minuscule display with my finger hiding half of what I was seeing, or trying to minutely customize every complication on a watch face by tapping on tiny targets. And instead of getting both of my hands cramped up by holding up the watch in one and tapping on it with the other, I could do everything single-handedly on my phone’s display.

The Galaxy Watch’s companion app is awesome. It lets me set and manage everything on my watch.

For over a year, I used the Galaxy Wearable app whenever I wanted to make any setting changes on my Galaxy Watch. I customized watch faces to my liking, added and organized tiles, moved apps around in the launcher, made sure the quick settings toggles I used most were easily reachable, and more.

Buttons and gestures, notifications, sound, vibration, frequency of heart rate measurement, and almost any (every?) other watch setting are available in the app. Even third-party app info and management are accessible, so I can see how an app impacts my watch’s battery or storage and uninstall it directly from my phone. Overall, Galaxy Wearable feels like a completely integrated experience and a proper “companion” app.

Rita El Khoury / Android Authority

The Pixel Watch app takes a similar approach but stops midway. You can customize watch faces and add and organize tiles, control notifications, and modify a few random settings, but things don’t go further. For every setting that shows up in the app, there are four or five more that are only accessible from the watch.

In a way, I understand Google’s thinking there: The most important settings can be changed from the convenience of your large phone display, and the rest are available on the watch. Simplicity wins, but you pay for it in consistency and visibility.

The Pixel Watch’s companion app is simpler, but less complete. Many settings and options are hidden several layers deep on the watch.

The differences between the app and watch create a guessing game and hide away potentially crucial features until you dig and tap and scroll on your tiny watch display. Many users may not know, for example, that they can trigger app updates from the watch’s built-in Play Store, change the display font size, disable speech output from the Google Assistant, or switch to a different default app for messages. Third-party app management looks like it’s available, but all it does is take you to the Play Store to download more; there’s no way to check an app’s impact or remove it from the phone.

Personally, save for editing watch faces, tiles, and notifications, I’ve stopped using the companion app because I’m never sure if the setting I need is there or not. The inconsistency makes the app’s few useful settings less useful overall for me.

Rita El Khoury / Android Authority

The companion app also perpetuates Wear OS’s mishandling of screenshots — the bane of our existence as tech writers. Whereas I can simply take a screenshot on my Galaxy Watch 4 by pressing the two buttons at the same time and the image is immediately saved to my phone, the Pixel Watch doesn’t let me do any of that.

There is no button combination to capture the screen, the only way to do it is through an invisible menu in the app. You have to enable Developer options on your phone to trigger a three-dot menu on the top right of the Pixel Watch app, otherwise you won’t even see it. And still, every captured screen shows up in the notification shade on your phone with only an option to share. No saving to local storage. It’s needlessly annoying.

The new Pixel Watch app is much better than the old generic Wear OS app, but I wish Google went the extra mile with it.

It’s worth reiterating that the new Pixel Watch app is miles ahead of the old Wear OS app, and a worthier companion for this modern piece of tech, but I wish Google went the extra mile and provided all the settings and features in it, instead of stopping 80% of the way and calling it a day. Perhaps future updates will bring the missing options and allow us to change every setting and manage all apps from the phone — at least I hope they do.

What The Heck Is A Discrete Graphics Card Anyway?

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Discrete graphics

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A discrete graphics card is a GPU that’s separate from the central processing unit, or CPU—hence the “discrete.” Essentially, it takes care of rendering all visuals and has its own dedicated memory and cooling. A discrete graphic card is installed in one of the PCIe (aka peripheral component interconnect express—I dare you to say that five times fast) slots on your computer’s motherboard. You can plug a lot of different things into a PCIe slot like network cards, SSD expansion cards, and more. However, graphics cards are the most common.

Remember how I said a discrete graphics card has its own dedicated memory? It’s called VRAM, the acronym for video random access memory. Unlike RAM, which allows you to temporarily store and access data (think open files and such), VRAM is different in that it is much, much faster, which allows it to store intense graphical information. When the system calls forth an image, the VRAM will process it and then it shows up on the screen. If you’re a gamer or video editor, having ample VRAM is super important, as it helps prevent any unnecessary stuttering or freezing. Unfortunately, it’s a physical part that’s soldered onto the GPU, so you can’t upgrade it after the fact. Shop smart.

Discrete graphics cards tend to process visual tasks—be it gaming or video editing—significantly faster than integrated graphics. Graphics cards also hold more abundant visual outputs than integrated graphics, which typically relies on a single HDMI port on the back of your motherboard. You’ll usually find several HDMI and DisplayPorts on discrete offerings.

If you want to go much, much deeper, our roundup of the best graphics cards for PC gaming includes a comprehensive section explaining what to look for in a discrete GPU.

Integrated graphics

Integrated graphics are a GPU that’s attached to the processor. In other words, the GPU and CPU are on the same chip. Integrated graphics used to have a bad reputation, but nowadays they’re surprisingly suitable for everyday use and lightweight gaming. You just have to be realistic with your expectations, as integrated graphics are more limited in terms of power.

One of the most important things to note is that integrated graphics shares its memory with the main system RAM. So, if you’re doing anything resource-heavy, integrated graphics will use up as much RAM as it needs to. All visuals also have to go all the way out to the system memory to be processed, rather than occurring on memory chips located right next to the graphics chip itself, as is the case with discrete GPUs. You might notice some slowdown or freezing as a result, and systems that rely on integrated graphics will achieve faster gaming frame rates when paired with faster system RAM.

Which is better?

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Ah. We’ve arrived at the most important question of all. Which is better? Well, it depends on what you plan on doing with your laptop or desktop PC. Are you a hardcore gamer that needs higher-than-average frame rates or would you consider yourself more of a casual gamer that plays older titles? Do you perform image editing tasks on your PC? Whatever your answer may be, it’s going to directly impact your decision.

If you’re after stable gaming performance or faster editing times, you’ll want to spring for a laptop or PC with dedicated graphics. Since discrete graphics cards have their own dedicated memory and cooling solutions, they can have much larger graphics chips, usually making add-in boards much more powerful than even the most impressive integrated graphics. PC gamers who want to play the latest games will want a system with a discrete graphics card if possible. (May we make some recommendations?)

That said, there are a number of downsides to be aware of. A dedicated graphics card generates more heat and consumes more power. Plus, they tend to make laptops heavier and more bulky. Discrete graphics bumps up the price of a PC as well. If you’re looking for a more economical option, you’ll want to consider sticking with integrated graphics.

If you don’t need a ton of graphics power for games or photo/image editing, a laptop or PC with integrated graphics is the way to go. Integrated visuals also consume far less energy than a dedicated graphics card. That means you’ll get much better battery life out of a laptop and a slimmer, more portable profile (systems with integrated graphics don’t require bulky extra cooling, either). Oh and you can still play some games, just not those big fancy triple-A titles. You’ll just need to turn down the graphics a bit.

I Just Upgraded My Phone And It Was An Ordeal

Data transfer depths

Moving app and file data to a new phone is essential to the upgrade process. OEMs understand this, and many create dedicated tools to make it easier. HUAWEI has its own Phone Clone app, which I intended to use to transfer my data. This is where my troubles started.

You see, the phone cloning process can’t begin without sufficient storage space — not only on the device receiving the data but on the one sending it. It’s like a moving company saying they won’t deliver your belongings to the new address unless you sling a few items first.

HUAWEI’s Phone Clone app is great, but it’s not flawless.

The 10 to 15 minute transfer process migrated most of my data as I’d hoped, but some apps needed to be installed manually — continuing the moving metaphor, it’s like the delivery company refused to bring the dining room chairs. With apps like Voice Recorder, I also needed to manually transfer the data.

It’s like a moving company saying they won’t deliver your belongings to the new address unless you sling a few items first.

So I wasn’t enamored with my new phone to start, and that was before I tried to send a WhatsApp message.

After installing the app, verifying my phone number, and adding a username, I expected I would find my most recently backed-up conversations. Turns out I had none.

Get used to scenes like this when you’re upgrading your smartphone.

I could retrieve them either by exporting them from my old phone or by backing them up to Google Drive (disabled by default in WhatsApp) on my old phone first. The trouble is, you’re locked out of WhatsApp once the number is verified on a second device.

Retrieving my previous chats could have meant:

Swapping my SIM card into the previous phone

Verifying the number

Adding a username

Using the backup tool

Swapping the SIM card back to the new device

Verifying the number

Adding a username

Restoring the chats

I didn’t think it was worth the effort to find out. I started life with my new phone without them.

Privacy problems

Successfully transferring data to a new phone is only one hurdle. Actually using the apps tosses up yet more problems.

After reinstalling Facebook Messenger, my “status” setting was reset to its default (my chat logs remained here, thankfully). I usually hide my online status in apps to maintain a greater sense of privacy; it was only when I started receiving messages from people I hadn’t spoken to for a while — nor wished to — that I realized it had been switched on.

My Facebook status had been switched to active after I reinstalled it (left) and a friend contacted me on WhatsApp saying they’d received a notification about my WhatsApp activities (right).

I had a similar experience with WhatsApp, where a friend received the message seen above, right concerning my WhatsApp reinstallation.

I don’t want my contacts alerted to any change in my circumstances and activities. Knowing they can contact me at any moment without my explicit consent is stressful enough.

Meanwhile, setting up the phone required answering certain privacy-related questions once again. I have answered the same questions numerous times before, and perhaps given the appropriate answers in the past — protecting my privacy while maintaining the features I wanted. This time, I accepted all out of pure frustration.

Are new phones better?

The app and software experience has little to do with my phone’s creator, Honor — even the View 20’s user interface is developed by its parent company, HUAWEI. One aspect of the phone for which HONOR is certifiably responsible, though, is hardware.

With two generations between the P10 and the View 20, and both being flagship phones, I expected the View 20 to be better. Generally, it is, but it stumbles in some basic areas.

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It’s very slippery, which would be fine were it not a handheld electronic device I use all the time. Smartphones are 10 years old and sold in the billions. How haven’t OEMs yet managed to grasp, erm, grip?

My other usability gripe is that the View 20’s display is just too big to comfortably operate with one hand. To tap the upper regions of it, I must lay it across my fingers rather than gripping it as I normally would. I’m constantly juggling these two holds (and juggling the phone is the last thing I should be doing with it).

Refreshing my weather widget isn’t an option when holding the View 20 with my regular grip.

Its size affects other aspects too, like typing, playing games, and fitting it into my pocket. It’s not like I was willfully ignorant of its framing as a particularly large phone either, HONOR doesn’t promote it as some “supersized” device.

The View 20 is still usable in one hand, it just doesn’t feel like it arrived after ten years of smartphone innovation and refinement. It’s harder to handle than smaller phones produced at the end of the last decade.

Getting a new phone sometimes sucks

The HONOR View 20 isn’t a worse phone than the HUAWEI P10: it’s superior in numerous ways. Further, neither HUAWEI nor HONOR are to blame for all the inconveniences I’ve encountered — I am.

Where Do All The Teachers Go?

Chapter Summary

Peter Dixon has composed the poem ‘Where Do All the Teachers Go?’ This particular poem is associated with the imagination of a child about their teacher. The poem is written from the child’s point of view regarding the whereabouts of a teacher. The child is curious about the activities of the teacher after school hours.

The thought process of a child is different from a grown-up individual hence the curiosity differs accordingly. The child in this poem is wondering where teachers go to around 4 pm every day. The child questions whether the teachers live in houses and when they reach the house whether they wash their socks or watch TV wearing pyjamas. The thought process of the child is relative to his instances at home, it is pious and joyful.

The young individual wonders whether the teachers live with their parents at home. The young child continues to wonder whether the teachers were once children like them and if they committed the same mistakes as them. The kid wonders whether the teachers were ever scolded for their mistakes in their childhood. Furthermore, the young jovial kid wishes to follow a teacher back to their home and will try to find out about their whereabouts. Thereafter, the kid wishes to put it all down in a poem so that the teachers can read it back to the reader.

These childish questions and the honest thought process of a small child make this poem a jovial read for readers of all ages. It is especially an enjoyable read for the teachers.

Why the poet wants to know where all the teachers go at 4 o’clock?

The poet, from the point of view of a child, does not consider the teachers as ordinary beings. The poet feels like the teachers are supernatural beings who switch some saintly powers.

Hence, the poet wishes to know where the teachers go after 4 o’clock. The teacher is curious about the whereabouts of the teacher after school hours.

Things Normal People Do That the Poet Talks About

The poet states according to the thought process of a child that the normal people reside in houses. They freshen up once they return to their homes, wash their clothes, wear pyjamas and watch TV for relaxation. The grown-ups, in this context, the teachers were also once a child who used to leave out green vegetables and ate chocolates. They also committed mistakes and used to get punished for the same.

The teachers when they were young used to lose their hymn books often, they used to make scribbling on desktops and they used to wear unclean jeans

What does the poet imagine about – where teachers live?

The poet mentions that the teacher lives in houses with their parents and their families.

what they do at home?

The individuals when they come back home they wash their socks and wear pyjamas, and they watch TV to feel relaxed.

The people with whom they live?

Through the child, the poet imagines that they live with their parents and their family members.

The teachers’ activities when they were children in school?

The poet states that when the teachers were children even they used to make mistakes. They used to scribble writing on top of their desks; even they used to spell words incorrectly. The teachers were also punished for eating chocolates in class. They used to lose their hymn books. When the teachers were young they used to wear unclean jeans. The poet, through the words of a child, wonders that their teachers used to do the same things in the classroom as they do.

The poet wonders if teachers also do things that other people do?

The poet wonders about such things because he believes that they are not normal people. The poet presumes that the teachers are always strict and hence he wonders if they did the same mistakes when they once were children.

What does the poet plan to find out? And how?

The poet has decided to get all the necessary information by himself, through the child in the poem the poet has decided to follow the teachers back to their homes and take note of the things that they do once they reach home. Then he would write down a poem about their teachers which the teachers would read out to their children.

What do these phrases from the poem mean? punished in the corner

The phrase of being punished in the corner is associated with the aspect of being caught for the mistakes for which the individual is made to stand at the corner of a room. In this context, the child wonders whether the teachers when they used to be children used to commit the same mistakes when they were young ad used to get caught. Thereafter they were punished and were made to stand in the corner of the classroom.

Leave their greens

Often children leave out the green vegetables because they are not as tasty. They throw away the vegetables into a dustbin or leave them uneaten, the phrase in this context is used to note whether the teachers used to the do the same when they were children.


Q1.Why did the child wonder about the whereabouts of the teachers once they reach home?

The child wonders about their teacher because he is not a grown-up and is fascinated by the lifestyle of the grown-ups. The poet through the child to wonder what the teacher does once they reach home because to the child the teacher is not a normal person, the teacher is a strict individual who never makes mistakes but punches them for making mistakes.

Q2. What mistakes do children often make?

Ans. The poet in this poem has mentioned the mistakes a child often makes, like living out on vegetables, making spelling mistakes, and wearing unclean jeans. Children also scribble on top of their desks and get punished for the same.

Q3. What do people usually do once they reach home according to the poet?

Ans. Upon reaching home people usually freshen up, wear pyjamas, and watch TV for a while to get relaxed. They live with their families and spend jolly time. People wash their clothes as well. These are all the activities the child in this poem relates to.

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