Monday, May 07, 2007


Overheard in my classroom recently:

A student stumbling through the word pianist....stuttering, stumbling and, in general, mispronouncing the word....

Another student, from a few feet away-and thus in a slightly louder voice:
"I know that word, isn't it penis?"

Me: "I think you mean the word pianisT" (Heavy emphasis on the T there. And then, a repeat, just in case I wasn't heard the first time.) PianisT.
I seriously can't even make this stuff up.


NancyPearlWannabe said...

One of my English teacher friends has a Word of the Week thing where kids enter words from their books into a jar and she picks one to be the word of the week. Last week one of the kiddos thought a good pick for the Word of the Week was "ejaculations".


Kelli said...

I remember being in middle school and our teacher was having us call out words that end in "tion" for some we got a lot of the usual - construction, punctuation, etc.
Then one kid yelled out "erection." My teacher was pretty quick on her feet though b/c she said - you mean like the erection of a building, correct?

You're right. You can't make this stuff up.

The Muse said...

Kids say the funniest things... I agree with Kelli you can't make this up and once you grow up, you can't remember the unique way you used to do it too ;)

At least that's my thinking :)

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