Tuesday, December 06, 2005

English Practice in Math Class

Every day one of my math students is the first to enter class, and we exchange greetings and gentle ribbing. Today I greeted him (in earnestness) with, "hello, young man." He responded with, "hello, ancient person." After I gave him a mildly shocked and slightly amused look, he said, "what? I'm just practicing my antonyms." I had to laugh.


  1. Anonymous4:15 AM

    *chuckle* Yes, I say "young lady", and "young man" a lot these days, and I got called "old man" by a six year old the other day. :)

    I suppose to a six year old, I am old. :)


  2. Anonymous7:16 AM

    I KNOW. I find myself looking at other people/women my age and seeing if they "look old". Ew. What's the big deal ... it's better than the alternative, right?

    Ms. Cookie