Friday, 19 March 2010

Children say the funniest things

I've just been marking the 6th grade exams. One section was an open dialogue giving the students a chance to write anything sensible in response to a question. Here's a response that made me put down my marking pen and say a few words of thanks to God. Please remember, this is a 10 year old Turkish student.

Question 1
Q: Where are you going this weekend?
A: I'm going to the supermarket.

Nice answer.

Question 2
Q: What's wrong with you?
A: I have a problem with my bowel.

Sorry, what? If I could give her more than 100%, I would. That answer alone should automatically grant her a Cambridge scholarship.

2 comments:

Nomad said...

One of my teacher friends told me this story about an over-eager student who really want to pay his female teacher a compliment. He raised his hand and told her she looked good with her dress on.
She thanked him.

Anna said...

Bowel, school, university. True, so,so true.