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02:36 pm: I'm Superman in my free time
...is one of the answers included in the conversation assignment I'm grading. These things just kill me. ^_^ To be fair, this particular student got the assignment mixed up with another assignment in which Superman could be asked such things as his birthday and sign of the zodiac.

I had another amusing question from a student yesterday: "Does Cupid live in heaven?"

Me: Well...technically Cupid is a Greek god...

Student: ...?

Me: You know, Greek...from Greece...

Student: Cupid lives in Greece?!

One must keep in mind that "cupid" has lost its standing as a proper noun here in Japan, so anyone could be called "a cupid" for helping others out, particularly with matchmaking, but also in other situations. When I was in Niigata and my town participated in an international art exhibition, the postal workers were given a speech telling them not to be worried about all the foreigners in town but instead to be "cupids" helping where they could.

I wound up saying that my student could have her cupid be from wherever she wanted.



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Date:June 1st, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Kids say the cutest things!

I didn't even know from where the idea of Cupid came.
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