Yesterday, my morning ENGL 1301 class was working through the group grammar quiz. Per usual, I was giving helpful hints, and after I mentioned what to look for as the correct answer, I said, “Now that you know the formula, what to look for, it should stick out –”
“Like a sore thumb,” a student piped up.
“– like Elmo doing a pole dance,” I finished.
What did I just say?
My — ahem — analogy was so unexpected that the class erupted into laughter. “How’s that for a visual for ya?” I quipped, shrugging.
Well, they got the answers right — so I guess it helped!