Jake is 5 and learning to read. He points at a picture in a zoo book
and says, 'Look Mama! It's a frickin' Elephant!'
Deep breath ... 'What did you call it?'
'It's a frickin' Elephant, Mama! It says so on the picture!'
And so it does.
'A f r i c a n Elephant '
Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful?