I was watching "Numbers" last hour on KHQ. The show is stupid, but I watch it because I like the lead characters and the actors who portray them. I find it entertaining. That is beside the point. A commercial aired during it in which a teacher was given some award upon the recommendation of a student. Again, I have no problem with that; good ones should be recognized. What offended my sensibilities was that the teacher responded with a similar compliment returned to the child. I can't quote the beginning exactly, but it was in principle that the child displayed the same admirable qualities that he had attributed to the teacher. What I can quote, and is the basis for this thread, is "He helps each other out." Am I to understand that this guy is employed by a Yank educational institution? Here in Canada, and probably most of the world, even the janitors in a school have a better understanding of the local language than was displayed in that announcement. I can understand it if he had said it in private, over a couple of beers, but on TV...?