The subject of the All-State Jazz Band came up this morning, and a student pointed out that she might go down to San Antonio to hear them in February...
ME: Oh, that's cool. Their concert is right before the Community College All-State Jazz Band.
KID: They have a Community College All-State Jazz Band too?
ME: They sure do; one of my students made it this year.
KID: That's so cute!
KID: I mean cool. That's so cool.
(I was finally able to discern that she had been saying everything was
"cute" all weekend, so it wasn't as if she was dissing our two-year
schools or anything like that...)