Student 1: We could play Aces of the Air. But that piece makes my gums hurt.
Me: Did you mean your lips?
Student 1: Oh, yeah...that's what I meant.
Student 2: Otherwise you might have gingervitis.
Me/Student 1/Student 3: ...you mean gingivitis?
Student 2: .......yeeeeah......
Gingervitis: The swelling of your ginger; only known to occur in redheads.
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.