Sunday, January 15, 2006

And Just Because There Are Some Things You Need to Know...

hmmm... "intercoursing." Kind of like "suiciding." Would they find this interchangeable with "sexing?" Ah, the dilemmas of the English language. I can't count how many times I've corrected my students... "You don't play sex, you have sex." And yes, I do correct them! If they're gonna be brash enough to ask me, "Kyashi sensei, do you play sex?" I'm gonna be brash enough to tell them like it is! (the English, that is!)

2 comments:

jkirlin said...

You don't play sex???

James said...

Sexing would be the act of specifying the sex of an animal, such as chicken sexing. So it is an english word, unlike suiciding.

Playing sex sounds like playing house to me. Hopefully your kids aren't doing that...