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 . . .

J

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