I played Scrabble for the first time (believe it or not) at the community center with some of the kids (middle schoolers) and one of the teachers. They had to guide me through everything; it's really fun when they have to teach me something. Well, this was also a day that the kids had been "being forced" to use dictionaries; I'm starting to wonder if they teach people in schools how to use dictionaries any more. Didn't realize that trash-talking goes with playing Scrabble, but it does. Well, it was the teacher's turn to place a word, and she hesitated and looked at me, saying, "I don't know if I should do this." She put down the word "teat", and I started laughing and said, "Well, it's a perfectly legitimate word." Well the kids, 2-3 boys in particular, asked what the word was. She told them to look it up in the dictionary. One of the youngest, biggest boys looked it up, and he totally freaked out!!! That got the other boys curious; the lone girl was fine and unaffected. Well, the boys got to yelling, "Eeeeee!!!!....Ooooooo!!!!!" The teacher and I laughed until tears came out of our eyes! At least we know they learned something from the dictionary that day! And then, I played the word "ovary"; Back To The Dictionary they went, but with less freaking out! They are just lucky that I didn't go into the little "why men have nipples" talk!! I think we might have had group suicide that day!
Boys are a trip!