It’s Friday and it’s been a busy week, so I thought I’d tell you a nice language-related (of course!) story. My niece Jasmine, who is 4 and a half, is learning the alphabet. Her mum, who’s a teacher, never misses an opportunity to help her practice.
Mum: "Ok Jasmine, look, this is ‘a’ is for ‘apple’."
Jasmine: "‘a’ for ‘apple’."
Mum: "Great. ‘B’ is for ‘boat’."
Jasmine: "‘b’. ‘Boat’."
Mum: "Excellent. Now, can you think of a word that starts with ‘c’?"
Jasmine thinks for a few seconds and says: "‘Consideration’?"
She couldn’t have made her auntie much prouder.