We were doing research into the freak of nature that is the duck-billed platypus. Before the lesson I was going over vocabulary that the class would need.
I wrote the word monotreme on the board and asked if anyone knew what it meant.
Blank faces. I wasn't surprised. The only reason I knew that
monotreme n : a mammal that lays eggs
was because I had a quick glance over the text beforehand!
So to help them out I broke up the word.
" Has anyone ever heard of mono- before?"
Brows were once again furrowed in exaggerated thought, as if the meaning could be squeezed out of the recesses of their brains by brute force.
But I can always count on my class comedian to break the silence.
"Eh, Miss, would that be Bono's brother?"
Bono with his dad, Bob, and his brother.......Norman.
Nah! Doesn't have the same ring to it!!!