Thursday, June 05, 2008

Today's Questions from my 13 Year Old Students

There's a total of five 1st grade classes, five 2nd grade classes, and five 3rd grade classes between the two Junior High Schools I'm at. I've been doing intro lessons for the past couple weeks. Part of the lesson is to let the kids ask any sort of questions they want. So far:
  • What Japanese food do you like?
  • What is your shoe size?
  • Do you have a girlfriend?
Totally typical questions. Until today.
  • What is your complex?
I had no idea what this meant, he had written complex in katakana as コンプレクス. I asked what his complex was. He replied, with a smirk, "Siscon". Two and two was beginning to come together. Another (boy) said, "Lolicon" and "Mazacon". Do I play dumb and act like I don't understand? Of course, "siscon" is a sister complex, "mazacon" is the mother complex, and "lolicon" is an unhealthy obsession with lolitas, underage girls.

"I don't have any complex" was the answer. It pays to have a safe answer for every situation.
  • What is your catch?
This one took some after class discussion. A "catch" is a hook, a draw, a feature on the opposite sex which is a turn on.

Safety answer = "The eyes".

So I put it to you, dear readers, what is your complex? Follow up question, what is your catch?

1 comment:

Garon said...

Ah, the bathing ape store!