Two of my third grade team members told me a story today after the kids had been dismissed, and I just had to put it down in writing.
They had taken their kids down to the library after lunch where the librarian read a story to them. This story involved a grandmother taking care of her granddaughter out on a farm. At a moment of conflict in the story, the gentle folk are threatened by a rattlesnake. The grandmother tells the girl that she is going to get a hoe to fend off the snake.
No sooner had she read that line than a little boy in the class got wide-eyed and yelled out, "She sinned!!"
The librarian tried to explain, "No, the grandmother is just trying to protect the little girl."
But the little boy insisted, "SHE'S A SINNER!!!!”
Apparently he was not aware of an alternate meaning (and spelling) of the critical word that he had heard. Garden implement, my friend; NOT lady of ill repute.
I can't WAIT till the kids hear about The Scarlet Pimp-ernel.