Nothing like a child to tell it as it is.
7yr old dd coming back from the corner shop: 'I think there's a little birdie in the road. Oh no it isn't. It's roadkill.'
12-yr-old ds1 putting hole-punched circles of paper on his tongue, apparently eating them. 'I'm testing a HYPOTHESIS,' he says, and then with a disparaging look at my obvious ignorance: 'We learn BIG words at our Geography group.'