March 25, 2011

Inadvertent Humor

Regular readers know that my day job consists of teaching the youth of American to love the mother tongue. Yes, yesterday I could not spell "English teacher," and today I are one! Part of the delight of the job is collecting all of the inadvertently humorous writings and comments my kids make each year. This year's list is shaping up to be a bumper crop. I'll share the entire thing with you in June, but for now, two classics I added this week:

Question about word choice in poetry from a female student: "Mr. McDaniel, can I use 'thrust' in my poem? I'm not going to do it in a bad way."

Overheard in class: "If I have to pee, it's on you!"

Posted by MikeM at March 25, 2011 11:28 PM