I want to be of a speakingness like J.L. He's one of those who can speak so matter-of-factly and use just the right words to make the most potentially sensitive topics acceptable. He never tries to stir up anything, doesn't get himself deeply embedded into any kind of controversy.
Not many teachers can use imbecilitas sexus (or whatever the ending should be) and leave the classroom alive... Convey the reasoning without making the people seem retarded or immoral.
On a lighter note, some Germanic tribes had the habit, whenever they were going to transmit property, to pull the person's ears and slap their faces.