V-Day: Lost in Translation

This is my penultimate week teaching at high school level so I’m trying to keep things relatively fun and light. Our theme is love and dating in preparation for next week and Valentine’s Day. I don’t believe in Valentine’s Day but whatever, it works in the classroom.  I created a “Blind Date” TV show questionnaire which features the question “What do you look for in a boyfriend/ girlfriend?”.  I do the rounds and sit with my groups to help them with their answers. One girl points “down below” and says “big, big”. So I give a little nervous laugh and continue to explain (and write down) the terms “well hung” (slang) and “well endowed” (correct).  Turns out she meant something else entirely. Oh.


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