Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Kids Continue to Amuse...

Here's a list of some of the funnier kid quotes from the past few weeks:

Me: "Which is more beautiful, a butterfly or a frog?"
Student: "Me!"

Me: "Which is more exciting, a rollercoaster of a taxi?"
Student: "A taxi is more exciting." [This is definitely true in Korea!]

Ray: [reading] "The monster penguin lays the egg and the father hatches it..."

Cate: "What type of meat is this?" [We were cooking beef.]
Harry: "Zebra!"

Me: "What are we cooking today?"
Sam and Eddie: "Flied lice!" [Most Korean kids have trouble saying "r" sounds properly - they tend to pronounce their r's like l's, which can sound pretty funny.]

Me: "My mother collects elephants. Do any of your mothers collect anything?"
Rachel: "Teacher, my mother collects trash."

Leon: "Teacher, you must be out of my mind!" [If you want to call your teacher crazy, don't use a phrase book!]

Me: "Look at the picture. What is the teacher doing?"
Sam: "The teacher is hi!"
Me: "WHAT?!" [I thought he said "The teacher is high!"]
Sam: "The teacher is say hi."

Me: "Tell me something that is red."
Ryan: "Teacher, knife and ouch! And finger is red."

Julia: "How are you, Teacher?"
Me: "Oh, I am tired today."
Kevin: "You need many 'coppee' [coffee] Teacher!"

Me: "How are you, Ben?"
Ben: "I'm very head bing-bing crazy today!"

Me: "At my house in the USA, there is lots of snow. There is this much snow!"
Ray: "Oh, Teacher, USA should give Korea snow!"

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"