Child: Mom is "effer" a bad word?
Mom: Well, yes honey, it can be.
Child: Well my teacher says it at school all the time.
Mom: (Period of extended silence....) What do you mean?
Child: Well she keeps telling us that we have to give our best effer on our homework and tests and stuff.
Thanks to staff and students who put forth their best EFFORT each and every day. And to parents who are there to clarify- just in case.