Acting Circumloquacious

, | Learning | March 26, 2016

(I teach English to Spanish speakers. Some of the students couldn’t pronounce “circumstance”. They keep pronouncing the first syllable as in “seer”. This class in particular was mostly composed of men.)

Me: “It’s ‘circumstance’, as the ‘sir’ in ‘Yes, sir! No, sir!’.”

Student #1: “Like in ‘circus’?”

Me: “Yes, exactly!”

Student #2: “Like in ‘circle’?”

Me: “Very good!”

Student #3: *very excitedly* “Like in ‘circumcision’!!!”

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