Are You P.T.?

One of those trick questions that you had to learn a clever response to:

Are You P.T.?

The questioner would refuse to say what P.T. meant – a yes or no answer was required. If you said “Yes,” they would then inform you that P.T. meant “pregnant teacher.” If you said “no,” it meant “potty trained.” The best trick in my day was to answer by saying “Yes, I’m potty trained, but I’m not a pregnant teacher.” The person trying to play the trick seldom found this amusing.

Anyway, this hit my school in Iowa around 1990. In the next week or so I’ll post some similar “trick questions” that went around. I’ll probably lump several into one post.

Starting a whole new label for this – “tricks.” I’ll now go through and apply it to a few other posts.

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  1. fynixsoul

    I had this growing up too–except it was T.P instead of P.T., and it stood for either toilet paper or teen pregnancy. I remember everyone in my elementary school quickly adopted the same solution you found.

  2. Matt

    I remember this. P.T. stood for Potty trained, or pregnant teenager. Was said often by my elementary school classmates in Maryland around 1998


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