Wednesday, 28 January 2009

J.G. got it wrong

J.G. was a girl who was in Class 1 /First Grade with me. We were both aged 5.

After a few days in the classroom with our teacher, Miss Suttle, (yes I remember her name 60 years later) J.G raised her hand.

She said "Please Miss, I want to p-ss".

Miss Suttle corrected her. She told J.G that the correct question was "Please may I use the offices?"

Yes, that was the euphemism for using the toilet/bathroom back in 1949.


Later we were taught to ask our teachers "Please may I be excused?"

Why do I remember such things from 60 years ago?

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