Those words that twist and turn,
Tricking us delightfully,
With there tomatoes over their
And always wondering
Wear I’d possibly where that dress.
The English language is a fucking mess.
I had a few classic comments from the students today and they tickled me so much so that I felt I had to share. They were unusual errors too; a little outside the normal wear and where confusion.
The first was in a conversation about what the Labour Party stood for. I was hoping for some comments about socialism but instead I got ‘Oh Miss, isn’t that the people who look after pregnant ladies.’ I had to take a deep breath and count to three.
My other one was when we were talking about the feud between the Montagues and Capulets in Romeo and Juliet. We were looking at the connotations that come from the word ‘feud’ and we had spent five minutes talking about arguments and violence.
It was then that a student put up his hand and said ‘we could talk about eating.’ I asked him to elaborate as I wasn’t quite following and it soon became evident that he was talking about ‘food.’ I don’t know where he head must have been for all the time that we were talking about fighting?!
I thought that while I’m pulling my hair out and crying in the stationery cupboard, that might bring a smile to your face.
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Oh, my, Rachel! Little wonder you’re ready to tear your hair out. Still, those are funny comments. I think it’s a very healthy thing to try to see the funny side of things, even as you’re at the end of your rope. It makes for much less stress, and allows you to stay calm.
Yes, and I could probably write a book about all those funny bloopers after just one year!
I hope you do write the book.