Little Johnny strikes again

A grade school teacher in Kentucky asked her students to use the word 'fascinate' in a sentence.

strike – uderzać

grade school – szkoła podstawowa

fascinate [wymowa: fasineit] – fascynować

Molly put up her hand and said, "My family went to my granddad's farm, and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating."

put up, raise – podnieść

The teacher said, "That was good, but I wanted you to use the word 'fascinate', not 'fascinating'."


Sally raised her hand. She said, "My family went to see Rock City and I was fascinated."


The teacher said, "Well, that was good Sally, but I wanted you to use the word 'fascinate'."


Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Little Johnny before. She finally decided there was no way he could damage the word 'fascinate', so she called on him.

hesitate – zawahać się

burn – oparzyć, sparzyć (się)

damage – zniszczyć, zepsuć

call on – poprosić (do odpowiedzi)

Johnny said, "My aunt Gina has a sweater with ten buttons, but her breasts are so big she can only fasten eight."

breasts – piersi

fasten [wymowa: fasn] – zapinać

The teacher sat down and cried.