BOOZE: intoxicating drink; hard liquor
[Thirteen kindergarteners gather in a circle on the rug]
Teacher: We’ve been reading non-fiction books. Who can tell me what a non-fiction book is?
Girl: A book that is true.
Teacher: That’s right. Non-fiction books give the reader real or true information. Who can give me an example of something that a non-fiction book might be about?
[One hand is raised. The teacher waits for others but, seeing none, calls on the willing.]
Boy: Beer. [pregnant pause] Or, booze.
Teacher: That’s one idea. Does anyone have another idea of what a non-fiction book might be about?
[Silence….except for the room mother taking exaggerated breaths to keep from laughing.]