Things that Pop Outta My Mouth in Class

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!


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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One Response to Things that Pop Outta My Mouth in Class

  1. Brian says:

    I love it! I can’t wait for a chance to use it.

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