Saturday, December 4, 2010

A word (or two) to the Unwise.

"Ok, everyone. Let's blend this word together and sound it out."

"K-i-l-t. Kilt."

"Who knows what kilt means? Or what is a kilt?"

::All hands in the classroom shoot up::

"Kilt is like you killing someone and murdering them."

"Kilt is not a verb. It is not when you kill someone"

::All hands shoot right back down::


"What's a crib?"

That's the place where you live.

"Ms. Attitude, I was finna do that?"

"You was finna do that? Is that the correct way to say that?"

"Oh sorry, I was going to finna do that."


"Who knows what a snob is?"

"Snob is when you are messy."

"No, that's a slob."

"Oh, oh, oh, I know! I know! "

"What is a snob?"

"Snob is when your nose is runny and boogers come out of it. Sometimes it even goes in your mouth."

"Ms. Attitude, he called me a name. It hurt my feelings."

"What did he say?"

"He called me boughed."

"Boughed? "


"What does boughed mean?"

"Boughed is like when you are boughed. It's like when you're mean. And you act uppity."



"Is boughed in the dictionary?"



"How do you spell boughed?"

"B-O-U-G-H-E-D. Boughed. "

"Wow. It's like a spelling bee. "

Sometimes I teach.

And sometimes they teach me.

And you thought it was a one way relationship.


Rationality said...

Salam CA;
LOL. Girl your kids are so lucky to have a humble and brilliant teacher like you.
You know some people do not accept learning from kids coz they are BOUGHED :D
Enjoy your golden moments with them; this post showed how cute you are..

P.s I'm learning from them too
thank you.
All the best sweetie

Amalia said...

ah so cute! Love what kids come up with :)

Constructive Attitude said...

Rationality: Wsalam. You're wayyyy too kind. But thank you :)

MarjnHomer said...

oh man your kids are hilarious

linlah said...

You are amazong, way to learn from them so they can learn from you.

Youthful Wisdom said...


Simply me said...

OMG!!! The funniest was KILT. I'm literally lol-ing cuz I can imagine them saying that ahahahhaajjaah

And boughed--- wonder if that's where the slang term bougie comes from, lol. Couldn't find it in the dictionary though lol!

Sulthana said...

Hahaha thatwas great. Especially 'boughed' lol. Reminds me of my sister who got in trouble when she was 4.

Teacher shows picture of flamingo and asks kids to name it. Sister is the only one with hands up. Teacher smiles and asks her.
Sister says, "Bogey."
Teacher tells her off.
Teacher didn't realise that in our language (Bengali) flamingo translated is 'bogi'
My poor 4 year old sister was left confused why she was being told off. Lol :)

EmptyWords said...

LOl what a great post... but this is what i found on

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing, these are the things I miss the most about teaching!

Holy Crackers said...

oh man....enjoyed this after a long hiatus from the blogging world!