Today in class I was walking around while students were doing a storytelling exercise for my romance idioms and slang lesson.
Approaching two students I began looking over the worksheet one of them had finished–more from curiosity then checking for accuracy because the exercise was more about fluency, but anyways . . . I noticed that the student misspelled “legs” as “regs.”
Now this is not an uncommon error as many Korean students mix up ‘l’ and ‘r’ when writing in English.
After I pointed out the error to the student his buddy slapped him hard on the back and said,
“Even my grandmother can do that.”
All 3 of us began laughing hysterically at his comment.
These are the kinds of moments that I enjoy while teaching public high school students . . .