I teach English in Japan, and many of my students are children. They can be a lot of fun, or they can be very frustrating at times. But they can also say some of the funniest things in English. Here is a sample:
“I am garbage!” was randomly said by a boy.
When being told about “Be quiet, please,” a girl said “Shut up, please.”
One kid has a fascination with bodily functions. We were talking about ice cream flavours he liked, and he said “I like doodoo ice cream.”
When spelling out 6, many kids will say “s-e-x.” I wouldn’t be surprised if the knew what they were saying.
One girl keeps accidentally saying “block scissors paper.”
I was drawing a family tree on the board to talk about family members, when a girl drew a heart between my sister and I, then said “Jay Dee loves sister? Love love!”
When I ask if the kids can guess my age, many say 25-30, but one said 50. I’m 35, by the way. Most think I’m younger than I am.
And one more. A kid proudly exclaimed to me, “I am Japan!” The other kids burst out laughing.
If you teach kids, what are some of the funniest things they’ve said to you?