One of my friends, B, who teaches at a top secondary school, posted this on Facebook on 6 January:
exasperatedly, I asked my class how come they’ve forgotten so many of the rhetorical devices we’ve taught them almost every year for three years now:
“Remember metaphors? Anaphora?”
Boy: “Huh? I only know Sephora.”
(Incidentally, while I did learn about metaphors in secondary school, I only learnt about anaphora in university……!)
It generated about 100 likes and the following comments:
Person 1: I know Amphora!
Person 2: YESSSAAAA
Person 3: i know Nymphadora
Person 4: Anacoluthon? I hardly know ‘er.
Person 5: at least not anaconda
Person 6: Sephora….. omg.. if it is me, I will strangle them…
Person 7: Anal flora
Person 8: Slaaaaay
Person 9: Fedora?
Person 10: Legend of Korra
Person 5: my anaphora don’t want none unless you got puns hun