Posts Tagged ‘search terms’


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.]

Me: Ummm…wait…what?

Pleurisy. Because the illustration for the other “pl” word would probably be NSFW.

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.)

 

 

 

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