Today we were studying nouns and gender in English. I had a flashback to one of my very first year's teaching.
I was setting an English summer test. The pupils had to give the feminine noun to go with the corresponding masculine one. For the last one I decided to make it difficult to really test my little 12 year olds!
I put down bachelor and waited to see what answer I would get*. As I suspected, most were left blank.
Apart from Gerard who wrote down virgin opposite it....and then crossed it out! Bless him, I had to give him the mark, as he was in for enough disappointment in later years!!
*By the way, the correct answer is spinster!