It does sound like she was at a loss for words! Maybe if she read more Stephen King then she could say her vocabulary had "Grew some"!I actually must amend my post. My first actual experience with Stephen King was when Children of the Corn premiered on television when I was in 2nd grade. I didn't realize until years later that the movie was based on a SK short-story, and at the time, had no clue who SK was.
I remember discussing the movie in class with a couple of other kids when my teacher caught wind of our conversation. Apparently she had see (or caught parts of) the movie as well. She proceeded to lecture us in front of the whole class, in the most self-righteous, indignant tone possible.. I shall paraphrase..
"I simply cannot believe your parents let you watch such a gruesome... GRUESOME.... movie... do not speak of such GRUESOMENESS in my classroom again..."
I'm thinking she thought the movie was... gruesome?