A CHILD that is meant to be clever has no idea about the basics of the playground English, it has emerged.
Earlier this week, so-called ‘child genius’ Charlie Reeves, from North London just stared blankly when an older child made the sign for ‘chinny reckon’.
Colleagues said that while Reeves may know the capital city of Bhutan, he appears to be embarrassingly uninformed about normal stuff.
In addition to ‘chinny reckon’ Reeves has was similarly confused by the phrase “I know you are, I said you are, but what am I?”, as well as the process of covering your hand in glue then peeling it all off in one big bit.
Tom Booker, 10, said: “Charlie says he has an IQ of 145, whatever that means. I don’t think he’s very clever because when I asked if he collected stamps he just said ‘yes’. I didn’t even get to stamp on his foot.”
Reeves said: “I actually do know what all that stuff means. I just pretend I don’t because I’m better than those other kids and I want them to know it.”