A few days ago we were reviewing past tense in my class. I told the kids, "Every week, I draw in my art class. Last night, I drew a beautiful woman in my class."
Then I got them to say it. Someone has to make them use these verbs, and for some reason, they keep paying me money to do it.
"What did I draw last night?"
"You drew a beautiful girl," said a kid.
"No," objected another, "he said he drew a woman."
Which brings us to a fine point of language.
"How old," I asked, "does a girl have to be before you call her a woman?"
"18," announced one student.
"21," opined another.
A quiet kid opened her mouth. "89," she said.
I thought this was a mistake. "89?"
"89," agreed another. And they all started nodding their heads. The consensus was reached, the decision was made, and that was it.
So, if you happen to be a girl under that age, you need not feel old just yet. I guess we men are on our own. It's all so unfair.
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