There are a few words that some of the students I teach struggle with. I know they've heard the correct word before, but it just doesn't stick for some reason. One of these words is "blood". So in situations (like the one I was in yesterday) arise, they do their best to describe the word in another way.
The situation began as this:
I was getting ready to teach a class of eight boys, around the age of 7. They have some notorious behavor issues, but recently they have taken up the funny game of poking each others butts. They run around and poke one another, to the point that they walk around the classroom with the hands over their arses like shields.
So before class began, they were running around poking one another as per usual, when one student decided to take it one step further. He full on cold c*** another kid in his "manly" area. Drops him with one punch. So now this kid is writhing around on the floor, crying his eyes out, and getting madder with each throb.
This is the kind of situation, I assume, where comforting words are needed, but since I don't speak Korean and he doesn't understand a whole lot of English, I went to find a Korean teacher to help this kid out. (By this point he has had about 5 minutes to let his anger boil up.) SO, a Korean teacher came and spoke to both of the boys, and by "spoke" and mean yelled at. Then they both started crying.
The perpetrator came back into the classroom, while the victim stood out in the hallway, crying and gettin more pissed. Next thing I know, the students are all yelling at me "RED PEE" "RED PEE". And I'm like....wHaT??! Apparently the kid had punched the wall in anger, and cut up his hand, which was now bleeding. "Red pee" is blood.
This class never ceases to surprise me. On a good day, they are the best. On a bad day, guard your loins. Literally.