Janet Fisk Quotes in Frindle
For the rest of Nick's fourth-grade year, at least once a week, Mrs. Avery heard a loud "peeeeep" from somewhere in her classroom—sometimes it was a high-pitched chirp, and sometimes it was a very high-pitched chirp.
Then when Nick went to preschool, he learned that if he wanted his teacher and the other kids to understand him, he had to use the word music. But gwagala meant that nice sound to Nick, because Nick said so. Who says gwagala means music? "You do, Nicholas."
Nick didn't say "pen." Instead, he said, "Here's your... frindle."
"Frindle?" Janet took her pen and looked at him like he was nuts. She wrinkled her nose and said, "What's a frindle?"
And when she asked, the lady reached right for the pens and said, "Blue or black?"
Nick was standing one aisle away at the candy racks, and he was grinning.
Frindle was a real world. It meant pen. Who says frindle means pen? "You do, Nicholas."