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I would thumb you down but for the fact that I rather appreciate when a person completely admits to a mental misperception/miscommunication/mix-up in a sincere way that doesn't sound like they're trying to make excuses or explain it away That, and I'm curious where your thought process slipped and how you came to that conclusion (seriously, I can't figure it out, and therefore it's interesting) All this boils down to: *thumbs up* how'd you come up with that?

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Well, thank you :) I have severe insomnia (which is why I'm on here so late, it's 3:49 am where I live) so I've slept approximately 6 hours since Saturday, and lack of sleep basically just turns into severe verbal diahrrea (sp?) for me. And, this may make me a sick fuck, but as soon as I heard the post, I immediately thought of crabs. You get itchy, most likely pretty bitchy, and I've never seen one up close, but I've always pictured crabs looking something like little spiders. I guess it's just me, though, haha.

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Oh I'm sorry, I must be mistaken. I thought you were living in the real world, where children are raised to handle real life situations :o my bad. But that's okay, you live in your world, I'll live in everyone else's :) another thing, I'm not a guy. Must be hard to reformist, though, seeing as you're a flower. A bit of a late booemer,.might I add. Oh, and I suggest picking up a dictionary and looking up the definition of irony, because you're doing it wrong. Come back when you can make a valid argument. Thanks :) And 51, I agree, they'll hear about it one way or another, not to mention that 95% of what they'll hear is probably completely false anyways. I would rather my kid know the facts from me, before his or her friends start confusing him or her even more.

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When I think itchy and bitchy I think yeast infection. Anyone? No... Moving on. Kids tell other kids things you would not expect so besides the fact that this may not cause reason for a sex talk best do it young before they get embarrassed and do it wrong... Aka double bagging it (side note a found out men had testicles in grade six from a dirty snowman the other boys made and man did I feel dumb and same year felt dumb cause I didn't know what condom's were when we saw one on the ground walking to school good thing I didn't touch it.)

Personally, I don't think people with lisps should teach kids at young ages. This happens. My little sister used to have a teacher with a lisp. I had to go through each word she learned and teach her how to actually pronounce it. That was terror.

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I completely agree - in the formative years of language, someone with a speech impediment (or even a heavy accent) can teach things to a child that are hard habits to fix later. My first French teacher (I live in Quebec) was Italian and spoke with a heavy accent, I had her from first through third grade, and it plagued me all the way through my teenage years until I entered the workforce and went to college, and started having friends who were Québécois who knew the reason why I have some messed up pronunciations and are happy to gently correct me. It's gotten much better with practice - working with the public basically forced me to understand and speak French decently, which I'm happy to do. I still have trouble with some words that I don't use often but I learned early (fleur de lys is one of them - my teacher insisted it was 'floor de lees' when really the correct way is more like 'floor de lisse'). In high school and college this isn't a problem - one of my college professors was German-French, and had some pretty entertaining accents and translations (my personal favourite was when he said 'Russian mountain' in class, and everyone turned to look at the native Russian girl who had no idea, but one slang term for 'roller coaster' in French (particularly the France variety) is 'montagne Russe' - which translates literally to 'Russian mountain'). He also told us to 'use our falcon eyes' and 'Save your work, happle-ess' - he taught Illustrator on Mac.

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21 - that's hilarious, I do too. The picture also helps when I make a bad joke, LOL. 24 - montagne russe was probably my favourite word to learn in French class. Don't know why, maybe it's the fact that I like mountains and I'm Russian. I feel that girls feelings though, everytime my teacher said it, I got stared at pretty hard.

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The whole montagne Russe thing was really confusing to us, because it's really not Quebec jargon at all (my class had about 1/3 native French speakers and no one had any clue what 'Russian Mountains' meant). There was also the time he mispronounced 'Nigeria' as 'Niggeria'... He corrected himself right away and went beet red. We had one black guy in the class and he basically yelled out 'I notice all you white-ass crackers are trying real hard not to look at me', which pretty much took the situation to levels of absurdity, made everyone laugh, even the teacher, who was horribly embarrassed about screwing it up. I've probably said a lot of confusing things in French. My vocabulary is pretty good but my grammar can be a little wonky, which means I sometimes 'Anglicize' sentences if I'm rushing, and then they don't make sense. >.> But yeah, I feel for this kid, you really want people who enunciate properly to teach your children when they're young. Because I had messed up teeth as a kid (I wore a palate-widener from second to sixth grade, then braces and a retainer until eleventh), I had some problems with speech, but once they started doing corrections, I did a lot better. I met with a speech therapist at the school once a week, and caught on pretty quick. I don't really have any issues now, apart from the occasional 'brain fart' where I forget what I'm saying in the middle of saying it - but I blame that on the Lupus.

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