I was about to have my beauty sleep, but hindered because of a hilarious experience I got during my class this morning. I convinced myself that to share this on my blog.
Since my eye sight is limited in voltage, I’ll condense my story in a form of conversation.
Me : OK, I’ll give you extra point if you know what is the meaning of Kidney!
Students : (Shouting & competing in raising their hands) Anak! Anak!
Me : (I was puzzled, thinking for a moment!) What do you mean?
Students : Anak, miss! Anak!
Me : (As I realized what they meant, I goggled) Hellooo, it’s Kidney! Not Kid!
In Indonesian Kid means ‘Anak’ (a child) so they thought Kidney and Kid were just brothers. Oh, my! This is the proof that English is crazy yet amusing. I’m looking forward to experiencing more hilarious moments.
Stressed out Teacher 😀
ps: Most of my students are majoring in nursing; hence, I always incorporate health terminology in some of the exercises.