• 42sky42 said
My English teacher says we shouldn't
refer to authors by their first names
because they aren't our friends. Will you
confirm our friendship and let me call
you Neil on my American Gods book
report?
Absolutely.
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    • They're probably one of those teachers that loses their shit if you call them by their first name.
      DR0G0N 4 aug
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    • Alright then call me by my last name teach
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    • I feel like it's just the way they're supposed to be written. I always use the full name one time, and then the last name for the rest of the essay
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    • Haha, this is amazing. I wonder what the teachers two cents were about this
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    • Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology book is great. Takes some stories from the Poetic Edda and makes them readable.
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    • Yeah. Cum
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    • Technically since I’ve written essays, poems, stories, and taken part in a book it makes me an author. So TECHNICALLY that teacher would have to call me by my last name.
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    • I used to call my band teacher just by her last name, with no "Mrs" in front of it. She didn't give a shit, but this bitchy teacher literally tracked me down in the school just to yell at me about it. She also said that my shorts were too short one time (they really weren't that short) so i wore 1/2
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    • Probably just didn’t want to be called gaiman for an entire report.
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    • Thank you gay man
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    • MacauliflowerCulkin
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      MacauliflowerCulkin 4 aug
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    • I hope at some point he was like "And so my boy Neil.." just to rub it in a little
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    • Friendly reminder that his wife is a fucking psychopath
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    • Some of my teachers call me by my last name. Makes me feel cool.
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    • Does nobody else go to a high school where everyone is referred to by their last name?
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    • Literally my gf in highschool, called my foster mom ( who was a teacher) by her first name, cuz thats what she was told to call her. And on like the second day of school, she accidentally caleld her by her first name. And this woman ahd the audacity to tell me shes disrespectful i camt talk to her -
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    • Neil Gaiman is the GOAT
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    • Did you guys know Neil was a gay man?
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    • Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t he also write Coraline?
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    • Teacher was dumb for explaining it like that. The reason is because it's academic writing, not just conversational. When writing a report, part of that task is writing in a professional and formal manner. You could also argue you do it in order to reference them properly in text, not plagiarising.
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    • How many times have I seen this
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    • Youre not my friend so call me by my last name
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    • American Gods is a great book btw
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    • Neil degrassi Tyson
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    • F R I E N D
      KVGE 7 aug
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    • Where are my Sandman fans at
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    • Yo why my name green
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    • First, Neal gaiman. Then....daimen? Then diamond?
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    • Yesssss
      Nosrsly 7 aug
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    • When I was 11 I had to write an essay on Christopher Columbus and the entire essay I called him Mr.Columbus
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    • Instead of saying the last name over and over, I sometimes throw in the first name to spice the essay up.
      Cazial 7 aug
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    • I love Neil!
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    • Why is Neil Gaimans name familiar
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    • Neil Gaiman is a chad
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    • What an absolute bitch if a teacher
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    • I've seen this feature like 50 times
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    • Thats gai
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    • Gai
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    • If that’s real then god bless u both
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    • My man's English teacher sounds stupid.
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    • He lives in my town
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    • sounds like pretentious crap to me but ok
      Quazerty 6 aug
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    • “And I just want to let you all know that “American Gods” is the shittiest book I’ve ever read in my life and the author should just off himself. End of book report.”
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    • And then there’s the pjo fandom that’s like it’s Uncle Rick or death
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    • I remember I was raving about one of my favorite authors and my teacher constantly interrupted me because I used their first name. Made me stop participating in the class
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    • Gayman
      seaweed 6 aug
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    • I love Niel gaimans book on Norse mythology
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    • Mf never where is the shit
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    • I swear some teachers are ridiculously pretentious. One good thing about adulthood is being out of that bullshit.
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    • One, two, three , four, how many time can this get featured
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    • That’s only Grade school
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    • I had a teacher who had the school use his first name, I got in trouble from a different teacher for using his name saying it was disrespectful to do so, I told the bitch its alot more disrespectful to use a name they asked me not to
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    • Dude I got to do this
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    • Ok Ian your friend either
      FBImeme 5 aug
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    • I actually saw Neil Gaiman at KU give a presentation a couple years ago, which was super cool, and he included this in his PowerPoint with his speaking 😂
      aelincat 5 aug
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    • Bruh do we live in Japan now we’re formal is last name and friend/relationship is first name
      SomeGirl 5 aug
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    • The classic Italian medieval story the Inferno was written by Mr. Alighieri.
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    • FEATURED FOR THE BILLIONTH TIME
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    • Idk, sounds kinda gaiman.
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    • My english teacher says that too. She says she just wants to be respectful and I see where shes coming from. Usually I use the authors full name.
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    • This is a British moment, as Neil Gaiman is a British person.
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    • High school teachers: "you'll refer to me by my last name only." University professors: "Hi everyone, call me Phil"
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    • You should never refer to anyone in an essay/report by their first name unless they’re on your team for the project (and even then it’s questionable because you should almost always write in third person from the team’s perspective).
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    • Absolutely loved Good Omens
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    • I 100 percent agree with the teacher
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    • I hate teachers
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    • I called Shakespeare "Ol' Billy" on an essay in my college English class and I got like a 90 on it
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    • i’m pretty sure with the last name GAY MAN i wouldn’t want to be called that
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    • BananaGuy’s last name is incredibly long and people struggle to pronounce it, so I go by my first and middle
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    • Coraline is a pretty creepy book ngl
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    • For those who don’t know, Neil Gaiman also wrote Good Omens, which to me just makes this picture way cooler
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    • Throw that back to them when they call you by your first name
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    • My teacher always let us call her by her first name, but none of us really did until during a table read one day my friend Julien was discussing his script with our her and he put his hand gently on the table and said “Amy, I respectfully disagree” and we all lost our shit.
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    • Such a good book
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    • Suck it miss Peterson
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    • Neil Gay Man
      tabuu 4 aug
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    • Anyone else remember the last time this was featured when the tc said he had sex with Neil Gaiman’s daughter?
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    • We did this in my social studies class. My teacher said we aren't friends with famous American politicians so my friend emailed the lady 5 presidents asking if they were friends and they all said yes. Best class ever
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    • I got a 72 on a research paper last year cause I did this:/
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    • God loves you remember you are important to God and he will bless your life you aren’t here just because u want to be but it is a sign that the best is yet to come for your life put ur self in Gods hands u will see his glory
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    • Big fucking deal, do you call a stranger by their last name? No. You say hi Dave, not, hi mr frankinchetty
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    • A girl at my school wrote a fully published book, and we all just called her by her last name cause she was an author lol
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