"Is there anyone I can speak to?" "Well, there's my brother."
"Yes, he'll do," said a relieved EWO.
"Shall I go and fetch him?" asked the girl.
"That would be helpful."The girl went inside, emerging minutes later looking flustered.
"Sorry, you can't speak to him. I can't get him out of his pram."
In a Year 9 history lesson I attempted to bring the class together by recapping the meanings of "BC" and "AD". Almost everyone's hand went up.
"BC is 'Before Christ' Sir."
"Good. And AD?" "It must be 'After his Dad' Sir."