It all started with a picture on my whiteboard.
I drew a gorge.
There was a reason for the picture–I was trying to illustrate how gorge (the ravine) turned into gorge (the gullet) and then meant gorge (to stuff your face until you hurl).
That’s not what the picture looked like, though. As my fifth period informed me, when they walked in and saw it on the whiteboard, what it really looked like, was, a ‘Vajayjay’.
It didn’t help that two words later, we hit ‘granary’, and then Ms. Lane had to draw a grain silo to show them what a granary looked like. Uhm, it didn’t look like a ‘granary’. In fact, it looked a lot like an item used specifically to penetrate an, uhm, ‘gorge’.
The next word was ‘gull’–meaning ‘to trick or fool’
And then came ‘guile’–the quality that one needs in order to ‘gull’ a ‘gull’ into doing your bidding.
The final word was ‘hilarity’–but I skip ahead.
After ‘guile’ came ‘gyrate’–as in (are you with me? Because the kids got it!) “The ‘granary’ used ‘guile’ to ‘gull’ the ‘gorge’ into ‘gyrating’ all night long.”
And the term ‘whiteboard porn’ was born, and much ‘hilarity’ ensued.