Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Subject Line "Re: love~~"

An email update on class gossip from one of my 12-year-old English students:

Mandy told us that the skinny one boyfriend, is not love her.
The skinny one say Mandy's hair like the rank grass.
Mandy is so sad.
Our class is very good.

Context - Mandy, one of my most precocious students, had two boyfriends (her classmates told me) when I left Taiwan. One was "SO FAT, SO STUPID" her friends said, and one was "SKINNY, ALSO STUPID." FYI, teenage girls only talk in caps.

But "hair like the rank grass" - the kid knows how to cut. Ouch!

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