You Idiot!: My 7th grade lesson on the English language
“You idiot” might have been one of the first phrases I learned in English.
It was not necessarily directed at me (at least, not that time!). It was often directed at the 11-year old boy sitting next to me in class in Izmir, Turkey. It came loud and clear from our disgruntled British teacher. He was almost always disgruntled, poor man, not to mention visibly hurt when we mangled his perfect language. [Read more…]