A grade school teacher in Las Milpas (somewhere in Texas ) asked her students to use the word "fascinate" in a sentence.
Maria put up her hand and said, "My family went to my abuelito's farm, and we all saw his pet cabrito. It was fascinating.
The teacher said, "That was good, but I wanted you to use the word "fascinate, not fascinating".
Enriqueta shyly raised her hand. She said, "My family went to see los pyramids and I was fascinated."
The teacher said, "Well, that was good Enriqueta, but I wanted you to use the word "fascinate."
Pepito raised his hand.
The teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Pepito before.
She finally gave in and decided there was no way he could damage the word "fascinate", so she called on him.
Pepito said, "My Tia Ninfa has a sweater with ten buttons, but her chichis are so big she can only fasten eight."
The teacher cried.