Kids say the darnedest things: Part 1

24 Aug

True story. Earlier this week, during a Yr10 lesson, a slightly off topic conversation began related to a sentence I’d used to illustrate the differences between the French verbs “savoir” and “connaître”.

It went something like this…

Student: Why you bein’ so racist?
Me: (baffled) Pardon?
Student: Why do you keep saying he’s black? What does it matter?
Me: (momentary pause followed by slight chuckle) I’m not talking about his skin colour. He’s called a black cab driver because traditionally the cabs were all painted black.

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