Use the word “fascinate” in a sentence

A grade school teacher in Minnesota asked her students to use the word “fascinate” in a sentence.

Molly put up her hand and said, “My family went to my granddad’s farm and we all saw his pet sheep.  It was fascinating.”

“That was good,” the teacher said, “but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate’ not ‘fascinating’.”

Sally raised her hand.  She said, “My family went to see Rock City and I was fascinated.”

“Well, that was good Sally,” said the teacher, “but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate’.”

Little Johnny raised his hand, but the teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Little Johnny before.  She finally decided there was no way he could damage the word “fascinate”, so she called on him.

Johnny said, “My aunt Gina has a sweater with ten buttons, but her boobies are so big she can only fasten eight.”

It was then that the teacher sat down and cried

via email from Bob Rosen, Thu, 6 Jul 2006 14:57:47 -0700