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Crazy Korean Children

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I love my kids.
My morning classes are "blossom," the lower level, younger kids doing a phonics book. Ridiculous. But i get these crazy awesome little kids that are so cool and funny and give me all this crazy energy for the morning.

Today we had to read about poem about "Lucky Gus," which is to help them with the short "u" sound.

So one little kid, Brent, who is a total little brat but in a whatever sort of way, is like "Oh gus! Hahahahahahaha" and so on. Then something in Korean, and everybody "Hahahahahahahaha". I don't know what's going on.

So he explains to me that "gus" is a slang word in Korean for "penis" (only not in so many words...more like pointing and "boys have"). So I laugh..ok haha. Funny.

Later, he yells "Teacher! Jennifer touch my gus! He is byung tae!"

So some explanation..."Jennifer" is the boy formerly known as "Shrek" who I was so terrified of. Now I get to see him everyday. Why he wants his name to be Jennifer I'll never ever know. He says it more like "Jennipa." Whatever, he's still a little turd but he respects me because of my tattoos.

And "byung tae" is Korean for "pervert." I think it's hilarious when the kids call each other pervert. I have no idea why.

So later we're doing short "e" sound and I'm trying to get them to think of some words and I get "red" and "pen," and another little boy, Dennis, who is about as crazy as they come yells "Teacher! Red pen tea! Red pen tea!" I have no idea what he's talking about...so he changes his pronunciation to "red panty! red panty!" I figured he had no idea what he was saying so I asked him if he knew what that was. "Yes, teacher! Clothes! Everyone has! Brent no panty!" Still not clear...so Dennis, where do you wear them? "Teacher! GUS!"

I love this class, it is one of my favorites. Little kids talking about "ddong" (read: korean for "poop"), panties, perverts, and penises. Maybe it's not funny to you, but at 8 am its pretty fecking hilarious.

Posted by lrbergen 01:21 Archived in South Korea Comments (0)

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