Jake is five years old and learning to read. He points at a picture in a zoo book and says,
"Look, Mama! It's a frickin' elephant!"
Deep breath ... "What did you call it"
"It's a frickin' elephant, Mama! It says so on the picture!"
and so it does ...
"A f r i c a n Elephant."
Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful