Saturday, September 12, 2009

Speaking in Code

Here was the lunch conversation between me and Dan, after I read the newspaper's front page story about Caster Semenya (the South African runner who has undergone gender testing):

Me: What?!
Dan: She has a V but not a P. And they checked, but there are no Os.
Me: Or a U.
Dan: No. But there are Ts.
Me: Hmmmm...
Dan: Very weird.
Me: Wouldn't that make her... ???
Dan: An H? Possibly.

Did I mention Katie was at the table, eating lunch too? That means we definitely can't use the real words. And now that she reads and spells so well, we can't risk it by even spelling the words.

Hence, speaking in code.


Gina said...

I have a student in KINDERGARTEN who has cerebral palsy but is super duper smart. We can't even spell around him either. That was a hilarious conversation.

Melissa said...

Is it bad that I don't even know what an U, a H and am O is!!??


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