Sandy (teacher): What do you think is the most important thing in the world?
11-year-old boy: Tom Cruise
Me: What is your favorite animal?
Boy: My favorite animal is pig.
Boy (with devilish grin): Delicious!
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Me: What's that? Is it like Superman?
Girl: No, I'm a girl.
Me: What makes you happy?
Innumerable students: I don't know.
Me: What do you like? Your mom? Your dad? Friends? Puppies?
Innumerable students: Computer games.
The, um, incredibly awkward and inappropriate:
Me: I'm from Washington. You know Obama?
Students: Oh yea! Obama! I like Obama!
Boy: I don't like Obama.
Me: Why not?
Boy: He's too blackish.
...and then there was the time Melissa's students asked a Korean counselor to translate a cool new English word they had just learned. The word? Sperm. What are you teaching those kids in airplane class?!