Today in class I was talking about the different ways of referring to a text - quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing - when I saw a student with a pear in one hand and a pen in the other. There was writing spiraled all around the pear.

"Excuse me," I said. "Are you taking notes on a pear?"

"No," a student across the room said, "He's pear-aphrasing."

AuthorJohn Proctor