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    #1

    heat or fever

    Which of the following speech topic is better?


    1. What we can learn from the heat of Linsanity

    2. What we can learn from the fever of Linsanity

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    Re: heat or fever

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following speech topic is better?


    1. What we can learn from the heat of Linsanity

    2. What we can learn from the fever of Linsanity
    What is "Linsanity"?

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    #3

    Re: heat or fever

    I am guessing it is about the new basketball phenomenon, Jeremy Lin. It's amazing how even non-basketball-followers know his name and his accomplishments. It's a play on "insanity" (people are "crazy" for him) and his name "Lin." I haven't seen it before, though.

    Since the author has set up Linsanity as a disease, I'd go with "fever."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: heat or fever

    Thanks Barb, I'd never heard of Jeremy Lin.

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    I think people like him so much because he was either ignored or rejected by so many college and professional teams and now is making game-winning plays. They like that "Geez, if things can turn out so well for him after his beginning, who knows how things can turn out for me" feeling. Granted, the guy did get into Harvard on his academic merits, so he's not just a dumb jock, but he's overcome some big odds to enjoy his current success.
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    #6

    Re: heat or fever

    What's basketball?

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    #7

    Re: heat or fever

    I think it's played on a court like this.

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: heat or fever

    Oy.
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