* During a literacy lesson a group of four Year 6 boys were looking at the formal language used on official forms. The term "marital status" prompted a discussion and they all decided they preferred the term "bachelor" to "single".
"But what would you write if yo were a girl?" I asked.
"Virgin," came Nathan's swift reply.
* A Year 11 boy was complaining about the grade he'd received for a piece of English coursework so I explained the need for using full-stops and commas. "It's not fair," he replied. "Punctuality shouldn't be that important."
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