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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #940 on: June 28, 2016, 01:16:13 pm »
Me: "What's your favorite summer sport?"

Smart ass student 1 (male): "Bikini watching!"

Other students: hahahahaha

Smart ass student 2: "He likes wear bikini too!"

Smart ass student 1: smirks "끼모띠!" 8)

Me: Ok, that was funny...

What is kkimoddi?  What does it mean?  My kids say it all the time.


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #941 on: June 28, 2016, 02:22:42 pm »
Me: "What's your favorite summer sport?"

Smart ass student 1 (male): "Bikini watching!"

Other students: hahahahaha

Smart ass student 2: "He likes wear bikini too!"

Smart ass student 1: smirks "끼모띠!" 8)

Me: Ok, that was funny...

What is kkimoddi?  What does it mean?  My kids say it all the time.

끼모띠/끼모찌 just means "feels good". BUT it's got a pervy sexual connotation; the kids say it is cause they heard it in Japanese porn and therefore it's kinda "dangerous". I'd been hearing it a lot and learned what it meant from another waygook thread on bad words.

I actually try to discourage it's use in class, but this kid's face and timing were pretty funny so I had to laugh...  :laugh:


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #942 on: June 28, 2016, 02:31:29 pm »
Me: "What's your favorite summer sport?"

Smart ass student 1 (male): "Bikini watching!"

Other students: hahahahaha

Smart ass student 2: "He likes wear bikini too!"

Smart ass student 1: smirks "끼모띠!" 8)

Me: Ok, that was funny...

What is kkimoddi?  What does it mean?  My kids say it all the time.

끼모띠/끼모찌 just means "feels good". BUT it's got a pervy sexual connotation; the kids say it is cause they heard it in Japanese porn and therefore it's kinda "dangerous". I'd been hearing it a lot and learned what it meant from another waygook thread on bad words.

I actually try to discourage it's use in class, but this kid's face and timing were pretty funny so I had to laugh...  :laugh:

This is right, but I'm really curious about exactly when and from what viral trend it started. I NEVER used to hear this in school or Korean online games until several months ago. Now it's EVERYWHERE. I even have 4th grade ele students using it, and really sweet and innocent students that I never would have expected to hear it from. Surprising to say the least.
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #943 on: June 28, 2016, 02:37:38 pm »
Particularly dopey because it's not an inherently sexual term. And it's not "kimoddi," it's kim-o-chee. Get it right, children of Korea!  :cheesy:


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #944 on: June 28, 2016, 02:39:02 pm »

This is right, but I'm really curious about exactly when and from what viral trend it started. I NEVER used to hear this in school or Korean online games until several months ago. Now it's EVERYWHERE. I even have 4th grade ele students using it, and really sweet and innocent students that I never would have expected to hear it from. Surprising to say the least.

Yeah at this point it's just a meme that's caught on, and soon enough any shock value that it has should wear off. I hope...

Anyway, I remember first hearing it (in middle school) this year March/April, but I think others were already hearing it last year. Your fourth graders probably don't really grasp the full meaning, and are just copying others when they say it.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #945 on: June 28, 2016, 02:39:50 pm »
"Teacher, I have a head-egg."

Almost  :undecided:
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #946 on: June 28, 2016, 02:45:00 pm »
We're going though hair and clothing vocabulary from the textbook: "And what are these?" Every class responds "shorts" or "short pants" (huh?). One yells out "HOT PANTS!"

Hot pants it is, kid.
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #947 on: June 28, 2016, 02:49:44 pm »
Particularly dopey because it's not an inherently sexual term. And it's not "kimoddi," it's kim-o-chee. Get it right, children of Korea!  :cheesy:

Yeah agreed lol. Though I think they like to use different pronunciations in an attempt to make it sound "cute" like how they do with typical Korean words. I've seen too many different spellings and pronunciations at this point to count.


This is right, but I'm really curious about exactly when and from what viral trend it started. I NEVER used to hear this in school or Korean online games until several months ago. Now it's EVERYWHERE. I even have 4th grade ele students using it, and really sweet and innocent students that I never would have expected to hear it from. Surprising to say the least.

Yeah at this point it's just a meme that's caught on, and soon enough any shock value that it has should wear off. I hope...

Anyway, I remember first hearing it (in middle school) this year March/April, but I think others were already hearing it last year. Your fourth graders probably don't really grasp the full meaning, and are just copying others when they say it.

I hope so too.. I get its appeal, but it's just old now and way overused.

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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #948 on: June 28, 2016, 03:16:02 pm »
We're going though hair and clothing vocabulary from the textbook: "And what are these?" Every class responds "shorts" or "short pants" (huh?).

Are "short pants" not British English? I've only ever heard the phrase here in Korea and always considered it some Konglish approximation of "shorts" (and wrong), but if that were true wouldn't they be saying "half pants" (반바지)? Then I think I saw the term online somewhere (maybe here) and assumed it was British English. Just doing an internet search now I found that DIESEL brand calls them "short pants", but they're an Italian brand...


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #949 on: June 28, 2016, 03:19:13 pm »
We're going though hair and clothing vocabulary from the textbook: "And what are these?" Every class responds "shorts" or "short pants" (huh?).

Are "short pants" not British English? I've only ever heard the phrase here in Korea and always considered it some Konglish approximation of "shorts" (and wrong), but if that were true wouldn't they be saying "half pants" (반바지)? Then I think I saw the term online somewhere (maybe here) and assumed it was British English. Just doing an internet search now I found that DIESEL brand calls them "short pants", but they're an Italian brand...

short pants are definitely not british english  :laugh: pants are your underwear
we'd just call 'em shorts


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #950 on: June 28, 2016, 03:38:48 pm »
Yeah, so its not American, its not British and I can tell you that its not Australian either. I also don't recall it ever even coming up in Japan.

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Had another one today actually. I rarely get to teach the first lesson in a given unit, sadly (always playing catch-up if you get my drift) but today was a lucky day. One of the nice things is that you can bust out all the fancy motivations, the book work is short and sweet, and there's a double page lead-in section to elicit prior knowledge which can be amusing at times. Great.

So I ask what they can see, what words do they know, etc. It's a Cheonjae book, specifically the one written by primary school teachers in service, the chapter is 'Help Yourself', there's a table covered with a spread of food and a mother and her child cooking. We're mostly eliciting food and I getting them to count things and ease them into the use of the word 'some' where appropriate.

So one kid says very clearly: "wine" (or "some wine", can't recall). But he's right. Cheonjae have gone and not only slapped a bottle of wine front and centre, but the child is actively reaching for it in the picture. "Uhh, I think that might be juice... or like, grapeseed... oil..." "No teacher, wine."

The class concurred. They're 4th graders. Had to give them the wink wink "Let's just call it juice, please."
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #951 on: June 28, 2016, 05:23:28 pm »
We're going though hair and clothing vocabulary from the textbook: "And what are these?" Every class responds "shorts" or "short pants" (huh?).

Are "short pants" not British English? I've only ever heard the phrase here in Korea and always considered it some Konglish approximation of "shorts" (and wrong), but if that were true wouldn't they be saying "half pants" (반바지)? Then I think I saw the term online somewhere (maybe here) and assumed it was British English. Just doing an internet search now I found that DIESEL brand calls them "short pants", but they're an Italian brand...

short pants are definitely not british english  :laugh: pants are your underwear
we'd just call 'em shorts

It is used in the expression, "I've been []ing since you were in short pants!"


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #952 on: June 28, 2016, 06:46:14 pm »
It is used in the expression, "I've been []ing since you were in short pants!"

Sure, but sounds antiquated. You'd have to be fairly up in age just to qualify using that expression. My guess is the kids make it up themselves on the spot, knowing vaguely the word shorts, but feeling awkward using it as a noun when they know short to be an adjective, and wanting to throw 바지 into the mix, a known noun.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #953 on: June 29, 2016, 12:05:18 pm »
We're going though hair and clothing vocabulary from the textbook: "And what are these?" Every class responds "shorts" or "short pants" (huh?).

Are "short pants" not British English? I've only ever heard the phrase here in Korea and always considered it some Konglish approximation of "shorts" (and wrong), but if that were true wouldn't they be saying "half pants" (반바지)? Then I think I saw the term online somewhere (maybe here) and assumed it was British English. Just doing an internet search now I found that DIESEL brand calls them "short pants", but they're an Italian brand...

short pants are definitely not british english  :laugh: pants are your underwear
we'd just call 'em shorts

It is used in the expression, "I've been []ing since you were in short pants!"
Oh god I read this as 'I've been []ing you since you were in short pants'
Glad I re-read that one
Also I've never heard that phrase, the way you actually wrote it OR the way i misread it  :laugh:


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #954 on: June 29, 2016, 12:19:11 pm »
Me: How are you?
Student: Not so good. Very hungry.
Me: What do you plan to do this weekend?
Student: Eat lots of food.
Me: What about this summer?
Student: Eat lots of food.
Me: Okay... what is your hobby?
Student: Eating food.
Me: That's it?
Student: I like food.
Me: What about LoL?
Student: You know Kog'Maw?
Me: ... yeah?
Student: I eat.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #955 on: June 29, 2016, 02:32:57 pm »
My grade 3 middle schoolers randomly sang a ditty today:

"Spiderman, spiderman. We can see your underwear."

...what

Like it wasn't just one student, nearly the whole class sang it. And it sounded so normal at first!


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #956 on: June 29, 2016, 03:50:49 pm »
We're going though hair and clothing vocabulary from the textbook: "And what are these?" Every class responds "shorts" or "short pants" (huh?).

Are "short pants" not British English? I've only ever heard the phrase here in Korea and always considered it some Konglish approximation of "shorts" (and wrong), but if that were true wouldn't they be saying "half pants" (반바지)? Then I think I saw the term online somewhere (maybe here) and assumed it was British English. Just doing an internet search now I found that DIESEL brand calls them "short pants", but they're an Italian brand...

short pants are definitely not british english  :laugh: pants are your underwear
we'd just call 'em shorts

It is used in the expression, "I've been []ing since you were in short pants!"
Oh god I read this as 'I've been []ing you since you were in short pants'
Glad I re-read that one
Also I've never heard that phrase, the way you actually wrote it OR the way i misread it  :laugh:

I am glad you re-read it too!


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #957 on: June 30, 2016, 02:53:38 pm »
Started off the day reviewing key expressions with my middle schoolers.

Me: What are you thinking of?
Student 1: I'm thinking of food!
Student 2: I'm thinking of English!
Student 3: I'm thinking of [yirj17]. (Stares at me)

...A bit of an awkward pause before moving on. Lol

My grade 2's always make me smile. Awhile back at this travel school I'd installed Steam on the English computer with the idea of showing the kids some games in between classes. The school internet blocked me from installing any games though, and I couldn't uninstall Steam since the computer is all in Korean.

Today some students came up to me saying "[Korean teacher] deleted Steam! But... Fighting!!"  :laugh:

So they know about Steam already. I need to remember to bring my laptop or show them some game trailers sometime.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #958 on: September 23, 2016, 06:53:35 am »
I was reviewing the words for body parts with my Grade 3s yesterday. Ensuring they knew which body parts were which I asked them to point the parts out for me.

Me: "Show me your neck! Show me your legs!"
Student: "Show me the money!"

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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #959 on: September 23, 2016, 07:42:26 am »
Had this exchange the other day:

Grade 5 girl: Teacher, do you have chest hair?
Me: That's a strange question. Why would you ask that?
Grade 5 girl: I'm sorry teacher. Please forgive me.

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