Thursday, February 11, 2010

Synonym vs. Homonym

Well, this little dandy comes straight from my classroom. Today we were talking about the powers given to the different branches of government. Well, when we began talking about creating laws, the following conversation ensued:

Mr. H: When a bill gets to the desk of the President, he can either sign the bill and make it a law or???
7th grade student: repo it!
Other 7th grade student: no, it's retoe it.
Mr. H: Actually, it's veto it...repo is what happens when you don't pay your car payment. retoe...well, no one has ever used that word before; unless your toe fell off and you put it back on. retoe.

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