Friday, October 23, 2009

Random conversations with the boy - the dangers of a silent letter...

Joseph: "Mammy, what's a Hoor?"
Me: (stunned) "A what?"
J: "No, not a hoor....(thinking) What's the word?"
Me: (momentary sigh of relief)
J: "No, not a hoor. A whore. Mammy, what's a whore?"
Me: "Where on earth did you hear that word?"
J: (with a roll of the eyes) "Everyone uses it Mammy. It's an American word."
Me: "Well, it's a very, very bad word. And you aren't to use it."
J: (Rolling eyes again) "It's not a bad word Mammy. It just means an hour later..."
Me: (penny dropping - the boy is learning to read... phonetically) "The H is silent Joseph. It's just pronounced Hour."

Hubby (who does exist) quite rightly pointed out that it could be worse. Joseph could well have told his teacher we were all getting an extra hoor in our beds this weekend.

7 comments:

Debs Riccio said...

LOL!

Chic Mama said...

How funny...hehe. That's the trouble with learning to read phonetically isn't it. Wonder what's next. :0)

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Too, too cute!!!!!

Liz said...

Brillaint! ; )

Fionnuala Kearney said...

LO very L :)

Whoopsie Daisy said...

I would've love to have seen the teachers face if he had lol. Love the blog, been following privately for a while now :P

Elle said...

ROFL! Classic! :D

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