Friday, October 28, 2016

Sheffield Coach/Trespassed?

In case you missed it, the Shoals Insider has identified the suspended Sheffield teacher as Jared Mothershed, a coach in the city on the bluff. Mothershed was suspended with pay for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student. If true, this makes four such Shoals area coaches in the past five years. Not a good example.



Each family, town, geographic area has their own patois/lingo/jargon. It’s to be expected. You know if a person has mental issues and someone comments that the ill person needs to be in the 400 Unit, the speaker is from the Shoals area. Yet we don’t expect the TimesDaily to uses this particular jargon in print/publication.

Yes, we have LEO friends who use the word “trespass” in place of banned. Cop shows are so prevalent, most of us have become familiar with the acronym BOLO and similar terms. A good rule of thumb is the Oxford dictionary listing for a word. Here it is for the word “trespass:”

1. Enter someone's land or property without permission.

‘there is no excuse for trespassing on railway property’

2. Make unfair claims on or take advantage of (something)

2.1 Commit an offence against (a person or a set of rules)

‘a man who had trespassed against Judaic law’

Please notice that it is not a synonym for “banned.”


According to our fellow blogger L. Stone, someone who trespasses in the wrong place may later be funeralized if it’s reported on a certain Huntsville television station.

We also see that the media recently reported someone was guilty of “forced sex.” There is a word for that, you know…


Speaking of Huntsville television stations, you really shouldn’t miss the Youtube channel that brings all their wonderful old commercials back. For those of our extremely concrete thinking readers, the word "wonderful" just might have a sarcastic tinge.


In the “We Get Strange Questions” department, we’ve recently gotten several that could be filed under advice to the lovelorn. We’re going to let Bailey tackle those in an upcoming blog.


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