Monday, October 3, 2011

Annoyed or Annoying

The other day, I was teaching Seth (7 years old) the difference between "there, their, and they're."  The following is the short conversation that took place:

Me:  Seth, if you get this, you will be ahead of 50% of the adults in the English-speaking world.  The other 50% of us are annoyed by those who don't get it.  So, Seth, it comes to this: you can be annoyED or annoyING.  Which would you rather be?

Seth:  AnnoyED.  It's embarrassing to be annoyING.

That's my boy!!!!