Luin eilen tänään pidettyyn enkun kokeeseen ja tein kertaustehtäviä ProFiles-kirjan Backtrack-osiosta. Silmiin osui kielioppitehtävä infinitiivi ja -ing-muodoista, jossa luki seuraavaa:
"Falling in love with a virtual character can have serious consequences. A couple called David Pollard and Amy Taylor are a case in point. They used to chat online and eventually got married in Cornwall, England. After marrying, they continued playing their favorite internet game Second Life, where players are into creating characters known as avatars, which then interact virtually. Mr Pollard, 40, whose Second Life character is called Dave Barmy, and Ms Taylor, 28 (note the age difference of 12 years!), who calls herself Laura Skye, apparently kept on spending as much time together on Second Life as they did in the real world.
Yet Ms Taylor recently filed for divorce after she had made her husband confess to having an affair with an avatar on Second Life. She discovered her husband's infidelity when she saw "Dave Barmy" making love to the avatar on screen. Her character, Laura Skye, hired a virtual private detective to investigate the matter. In an interview she said she couldn't help feeling hurt and although she hadn't minded her husband interacting with other female avatars, she found this plain cheating. "He didn't deny having fallen in love with this young pretty avatar, he just couldn't see why I was so upset about it. He begged me to forgive him, but I just couldn't," Ms Taylor said. According to Mr Pollard, his former wife did nothing but stare at the screen. "If I wanted to spend time with her I had to ask," he complained.
(nyt tulee tekstin huippukohta:) Now Ms Taylor has a new man, who she met in the online game World Of Warcraft, and is looking forward to remarrying - in real life."
- Source: South West News Service
JA TÄÄ ON KAIKKI TOTTA!
Kysymys kuuluu: what the actual heck? Ja toinen kysymys: what the heck is that text doing in a high school student's study book? Varsinkin, kun meidän koulussa riittää näitä matikka/tietokoneneroja ja ne saa vaan huonoa esimerkkiä tollasesta...
Vitsi vitsi ja leikki leikkinä. Toivotaan, että tää on vain yksi säälittävä yksittäistapaus.