Friday, June 1, 2012

Boy Grammarian

Something amazing happened at work today, which I just can't wait to share with you. 

I work in a concession stand at a movie theatre. Anyway, I was selling a slushy to a young boy. He must've been around eight years old. Where I work, we call these things Frozen drinks. We know what you mean when you order a slushy, but we order them and ring them up as frozens. Don't ask me why, we just do. 

I sell this young boy a frozen drink and before I run off to get it for him i say, "I'll be right back with your frozen drink, sir" (he may have been young, but he seemed like a 'sir') He decides to meet me where the counter ends and where I have to go to get his frozen *ahem* slushy. Before I can even hand him the drink he says to me, "You know, "frozen" is an adjective not a noun." 

I almost peed my pants he was so cute. I just looked at him and said, "you are absolutely right sir, how could I have been so silly? What do you suggest I call this drink for you?" Little grammar boy says, "it's a slushy."

Why is this so amazing you might ask me? I guess I was just so overwhelmingly happy that this young boy was so taken by grammar. I too love grammar. I mean, I'm no grammarian, but I do enjoy the rules of grammar. There is nothing more handsome than a boy with proper grammar and this boy was surely a gentleman. It was so happy to have met someone who was so confident about his language. Too bad he was eight years old (haha. just kidding. I have a boyfriend.) 

I found this image here

I guess all I'm trying to say is that grammar is cool. Teach it to your kids so they can sound cute and sway all the ladies with their smooth words.


  1. As an English teacher this story warms my heart. Love the cartoon!

  2. YES! thank you Francene. I knew someone had to understand :)

  3. Ah, hope for humanity! And I love the cartoon too! :)

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