"Older boys often asked me to teach them â€œsome bad words in your languageâ€. At first I politely refused. My refusal merely increased their determination, so I solved the problem by teaching them phrases like 'man kharam' which means â€œI'm an idiotâ€. I told them that what I was teaching them was so nasty that they would have to promise never to repeat it to anyone. They would then spend all of recess running around yelling â€œI'm an idiot! I'm an idiot!â€. I never told them the truth. I figured someday, somebody would"