Today as my students were working on their essays, I heard another student say to another, “Keep your eyes on your own bobber. Quit lurking me.” My students are always coming up with new slang and usually I ignore it, but today I started to giggle. I then explained to them that I was learning about self-representaion and how Rettberg explains “lurking” is not a good thing because we need “active participation” from people in our lives to realize who we are.
Two things came out of that conversation:
- My students don’t like that I’m learning “their slang”
- My students now know I have a blog, so I will now have to monitor my comments section haha