As I was cutting the grass today, I watched the tail end of the serpent slip into the weeds by the creek bed. Releasing the bar, stopping the engine, I yelled SNAKE! It was in this moment I learned how this word is translated into boy, the language of the adolescent male of the human kind.
SNAKE! - v. - to come running, try to catch, make a pet of a limbless scaly elongated reptile; some are venomous
If this verb is followed by a request to show it to the boy's mother, one must consider the density of the ground, as you will be sleeping on it until you "learn better."
It is amazing how much fun (trouble) one can get into cutting the grass.