In schools there's never a dull moment when you are teaching with teenage Japanese children. Today I was teaching a lesson on the following pattern:
"Do you like ~?" Why? /Why not?
With the answer being:
"I like ~ because it is/they are ~"
I had taught the students several fruit names from pomegranate to blackberry and words about taste like disgusting, tasty, delicious, and yummy. After teaching those words, I then gave them a worksheet and they went around the room polling their friends and taking notes about what they like and what they don't like using the targeted vocabulary and sentence patterns.
Well one little squirmy, sly and quite intelligent boy who can speak English rather well comes up to me and asks, "Do you like shit?" Now I could have told him to piss off and scolded him for it, but then I knew by making a scene out of it, this would only add fuel to the fire. So I just said, "I don't like shit because it is disgusting." And moved on leaving the kid feeling a bit let down that I didn't overreact and make a scene.
nipped this one in the bud!