SQOTD-“That’s not true; people used to get stoned to death all the time back then.”

We were discussing Get Up and Bar the Door, an Anglo-Saxon ballad.  I asked the students,

“Why do you think that these strange men were walking around in the middle of the night?”

Student: “Looking for drugs?”

Me: “No.  People didn’t really do drugs in the way that we think of doing drugs today.”

SQOTD: “That’s not true; people used to get stoned to death all the time back then.”

Literal slow applause from every student in my classroom.

Yeah, well ok. That was pretty good.

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