A teacher is going over farming tools with an inner-city class who’d never seen them.
“Children, does anybody know what this is?”
Little girl puts up her hand. “That’s a rake!”
“Very good, Sally. And who knows what this is?”
Little boy puts up his hand. “That’s a shovel!”
“Very good, Timmy. It’s a shovel. And what about this one?”
Children stare at the picture, but nobody raises their hand. “Well, class.
This is what’s known as a hoe. It’s used for-“
Little Johnny pipes up. “That ain’t no hoe!
My sister’s a hoe, and she don’t look nothing like that!”