Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Can we conjugate nouns?

As Little Ms. Know It All was reading something in her book, she suddenly became confused by a challenging word.

Little Ms. Know It All: "What is this word here?"

4th Grade Teacher: "That is the word cacti. It is plural for cactus."

Little Ms. Know It All (with a confused look): "Huh?"

4th Grade Teacher: "It means more than one cactus. When there is more than one cactus we say cacti."

Little Ms. Know It All (clearly not liking that she didn't know something): "Well, I've never heard of it before. How was I supposed to know."

A few minutes pass by when all of a sudden Little Ms. Know It All is back in front of the teacher.

Little Ms. Know It All: "Oh. I get it. Cacti is kind of like possi (pronounced pos-eye)."

4th Grade Teacher (with a confused look): "Huh?" "Excuse me?"

Little Ms. Know It All (feeling oh so confident): "You know. Possi. Like when there is more than one possum."

34 comments:

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Very cute!!!

only a movie said...

Cute!
I get the kids tomorrow... really looking forward to it!

darsden said...

LMAO-there ya go...she's got it..lol too cute and funny.

Comedy Goddess said...

Now ask her to explain Ponzi.

Comedy Goddess said...

You need that remote back! This is the 21st century.
~Blissings
Elise

H.K. said...

I used to be a "Little Ms. Know it All" in grade school. I realized if I wanted more friends, I had to stop acting like I knew everything.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Well, "Little Ms. Know It All" has moxie!

otin said...

I thought she was trying to say posse! LOL!

otin said...

Ponzi? Isn't that what Ritchie Cunningham would have called his pal after drinking a six pack???hehe

Crazy Charm said...

Ha..Not a lot of city slicker kids are familiar with possums!

Hit 40 said...

Poor little girl... tough way to go through life always wanting to be right and know it all. Her mom needs to crack this little nut.

Jaime said...

kids say the funniest things.

if you listen to my son, he's never going to sleep again (he's snoring on the couch next to me), he has 12 girlfriends and every vehicle on the road is a bus...

Mango Girl said...

Thanks for the laugh! Made my evening!!!

Brian Miller said...

oh, now that was funny...lol. the things that kids say...

lakeviewer said...

She is following the rules. Who can argue with that?

Jules said...

I'm going to call my followers followi. :)

smiles4u said...

Too funny!

♥ Braja said...

Makes perfect sense to me. And possibly all the other bloggi here....

beth said...

haha! too funny!

The Things We Carried said...

Hah, very cute. I like her.

Michel said...

Ahh! I see!! I did not realize what I was doing wrong for all these years. I think I was confused by the new math....

So what you're saying is that I work in an Embassy full of Asshi.

Indeed!

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

I really enjoy all of your posti, but this one hits home. We have a student who is 8 going on 30, and must be right about everything or she becomes hilariously indignant (not on purpose).

Ain't they fun?

mo.stoneskin said...

It wasn't you who taught her that in the preceding biology class was it?

Gaston Studio said...

At least she gave it some thought, however wrong her conclusion!

Love it! I'm sure it's these daily evens that keep you sane!

The Peach Tart said...

I learn something new every day.

TechnoBabe said...

Gotta love it!! At least she was trying to wrap her mind around it.

A Mom on Spin said...

I really do like Braja's bloggi thing. . . 'cause when she says it, it really makes us sound like we're important. . .

Cat said...

What, is that not right?

This is hilarii! (multiple levels of hilariousness)

carma said...

how fun is it to pluralize using the letter "i" at the end. We often pluralize - such as geni for multiple geniuses. Yeah, we're dorks.

bernthis said...

you decked her right?

A Free Man said...

Ah, I miss the South!

Kulio said...

hey, pretty smart! :-)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Very cute. She's a thinker.

dutchbaby said...

If the plural of octopus is octopi, what is the plural of campus?

I arrived here via Nancy.