Little J ran down the stairs wearing underwear on his head and shouted:
‘MOMMY LOOK AT ME, I AM AN IDIOT!’
I nearly choked on my Earl Grey.
Me: Where did you hear that word?
Little J: In school.
Me: In school???!
Little J: Yes, we were working on letter I last week and Mrs. A asked us for some words starting with it. Idiot starts with an I.
Me: Yes it does. And who suggested it?
Little J: One of the boys. Then Mrs. A wrote it on the board and drew an idiot.
Me: I see. And did she tell you what it means?
Little J: Sure. There are many idiots in the world, mostly in America.
Me: She said that???!?
Little J: Yes. They were here long before us. In fact many of them live in Washington.
Me: I see. What else did she say about idiots?
Little J: Well we talked about them a lot a few weeks ago. How they introduced British to corn and ate turkey with them for Thanksgiving.
Me: You mean Indians?
Little J: Oh yes. You are right. Who are idiots then?
Disclosure: My son is five. May he be forgiven. Also I am in no way suggesting the link between the two I words. And after an extensive 3 day research I think I came to a conclusion my son learned the word idiot from a friend who heard it from Sponge Bob. Despite my husband saying he probably heard me saying it to him.