Sunday, July 5, 2009
What's In A Name?
"There was a little boy named Wally," I began, summarizing the narrative in my lesson manual.
"WALL-E?" Super C asked. "Like the wo-bot in the movie?"
"Actually," I replied, thinking quickly, "the boy's name was... Wilbur."
"Like the pig in Shaw-let's Web?" Super C countered.
"Okay," I suggested, "let's call him Walter."
"Walt-o is the boy in the movie about the house in space!" Super C told us.
"Hmmm. How about Will?"
"That's my fwend Lilly's bwuth-o!" he informed me.
"Well, Super C, what would you like me to call him, then?" I inquired.
"I fought you said his name was WALL-E. Why awen't you cau-wing him that?"