Monday, October 20, 2003

testes: a remembrance

I still remember with fondness my former middle-school student from the mid-90s, Nara Kim, to whom I'd given the assignment of writing a list of questions to a hypothetical American student. One of the questions she wrote was (I think) supposed to be about cafeteria food. It should have read, "Does the food taste good?", but instead she wrote:

"Does the food have good testes?"

I started cackling and she demanded to know why. I pointed at "testes" and she asked what testes were. I said I couldn't tell her. Undeterred, she pulled out her electronic English-Korean/Korean-English dictionary and looked "testes" up. She saw the Korean definition and frowned.

"What's that?" she asked.

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