we are working on vegetables in my classes.
i draw them on the board, write the name of each vegetable, and pronounce them in english for my students to hear...
me: "corn, artichoke, potato, peas, green beans, beet..."
student: "what did you just say?"
me: "beet" (which is betterave in french)
much giggling ensues.
another student: "how is that again?"
me: "beet beet beet"
i'm beginning to suspect something is up due to extraordinary amount of giggles - even from the boys.
then it dawns on me.
what they are hearing is:
"penis penis penis".
no WONDER they are giggling.
(*bite [beet] - french slang word referring to the male gentitalia.)