... in a Year 9 English class
Teacher: I'll give a merit to anyone who can tell me the technical term for this process of shortening "Is not" to "isn't".
Pupil 1: Abbreviation?
Teacher: It's a good suggestion, but there is an even better term. Think of pregnant ladies: what could they have that's like what we do to the missing letter?
Pupil 2: Abortion?
Send in your "Overheards" to firstname.lastname@example.org.