My mother teaches 5th grade. Just before the holidays, they were studying amphibians and reptiles. The students were giving her ways that reptiles and amphibians were alike and different from one another.
One boy raised his hand and the following conversation ensued:
Boy: Don't people get sick from reptiles?
Teacher: I'm not sure what you mean.
Boy: I hear about it all the time on TV.
Teacher: Well ...
Boy: You know, a reptile dysfunction!
My mother said she just stood there thinking "OMG - who can I tell??" while suppressing a laugh!
Submitted by Bonnie of Holden's Landing.
Illustration by Joshua Nash.