This conversation is not made up in any way shape or form. It is too weird!
A few weeks ago, I subbed in a class that was doing a project where they had to plan out trips on the computer with a budget.
A young lady raised her hand and I went over to help her.
Girl: "What's the 'thingy' in Missouri?"
Me: "There's a lot of 'thingies' in Missouri. Which one?"
Girl: (sighs) "You know, the 'thingy'!"
Me: (Trying to be helpful) Where in Missouri are you researching? Maybe that will help me find the 'thingy' you are searching for."
Girl: (by this time she's clearly annoyed I have no idea what she's talking about) "You know, that thingy in Missouri! Oh, nevermind."
She turns and begins furiously pounding on her notebook's keys.
I still have no idea what "thingy" she was looking up.
Just goes to show, teachers are expected to be mind readers (j/k)