Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What did you say? What did you mean?

We were studying a poem in class called "First Day at School" by Roger Mc Gough. It is written from the viewpoint of a Junior Infant. In it there is a part where the child has obviously misunderstood certain words.

" What does a lessin look like?
Sounds small and slimy.
They keep them in the glassrooms.
Whole rooms made out of glass. Imagine."


"Tea-cher. The one who makes the tea."

We were having fun telling about words we had misunderstood when we were younger. One of the boys told this great story.
His neighbour's dog kept coming into their garden and every time his mother saw him, she would say
"There's that little fecker in the garden again."
He thought that this was the dog's name.
All was fine until one day the neighbour was having a cup of tea and polite conversation in their kitchen. He looked out and saw the dog entering the garden. Wanting to inform the neighbour of the whereabouts of her dog, he proudly announced
"Oh look. There's your little fecker in our garden again!"
He said he didn't understand why his mother gave out to him later. After all it was just the dog's name, wasn't it???


  1. Another example of being careful of what you say in front of children :)

  2. If parents knew the things that younger children tell their teacher, they wouldn't send them to school!