So, regular readers will have little argument with my assertion that my English (despite being born with that label myself) is not perfect. However, that is largely a feature of my own inattention at school, rather than some failure on behalf of those fine individuals dispatched to teach me said language.
Having seen the delight I have taken from writing down little things of interest in my Moleskine, my daughter began recording the little “oddities” that her English teacher occasionally utters. Here are a few of the more amusing, which she assures me are literal transcriptions:
- One out of every homosexual men was killed (in reference to the holocaust)
- Silhouette – I like that word, but I don’t know how to spell it
- Spelling doesn’t count (talking about doing a crossword!)
- What is so responsible for the noise?
- I think in that fat stomach there’s a lot of wisdom
- I like depressing myself by watching the news
- When adults are angry, they shoot each other
- How do we tell a character?
- How does it look like?