The students at school are currently working on composing biographies. One 10-year-old, being a keen dancer, is researching the life of a famous ballerina.
Student: It says she died from pleasuring. What does that mean?
[The teacher and I exchange puzzled and concerned glances.]
Student: Shall I look it up? [She’s already entered the phrase “meaning of pleasuring” in the search bar on her computer. Her hand descends towards the Enter button.]
Teacher and me in unison: NOOOOO!
Me: [frantically erasing the search] Let me just check that for you… [I type in a new search term. The first website I go to gives the person’s date of death, but not the cause.]
Teacher: [whispering] I know we tell them not to, but…just go to Wikipedia.
Me: [skim reads the article]. Pleurisy! It says she died of pleurisy.
(Words, people. Please use them responsibly.)