Super Sentence

What is a Super Sentence? It's basically a sneaky way to teach you stuff! (I borrowed the title and concept from this helpful vocabulary book.)

When Jasmine was reading to Jeff at Book Grub earlier in the month, there was one book summary that kept tripping her up with vocabulary! It seemed like a good excuse to improve everyone's test scores along with their general intelligence, so every once in a while I will post a Super Sentence containing several new vocabulary words in boldface. If you are a teen patron at Sellers, you have one week to respond in the comment section with a translation to normal language along with your first name and last initial. The person with the most accurate translation will get a prize from me!

Bushra won candy and a book for her efforts on the previous Super Sentence, so see if you can do this one. I have a lot of random stuff to give away. Every Super Sentence is a new contest, so she may win again.

From School Library Journal's review of Paper Towns by John Green:

Green's prose is astounding—from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths.

(This is actually one of the sentences that really tripped Jasmine up when she was reading!)


katie said...

Green's dullness is overwhelming- from hilarious, appealing trash talk and one's special interest to complex speculation, to scary observation and truths.

Gretchen said...

close, katie, but a few wrong interpretations. since you were the only entry, i am going to repost this one again sometime in the future.