Context: ELD (English Language Development, or formerly known as ESL) class.
Student 1: Ms. K, can you explain how few, several, and couple are different?
Ms. K: Sure. It's kind of tricky, but let's see. "Couple" has to do with two. "Few" and "Several" are usually more than two, but not too many. See what I mean by tricky?
Student 1: Oh, I get it. That's why when I go to Jack in the Box and order two drinks, the lady asks me, "Do you want a couple-der with that?"
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Joys of Teaching: Couple, Several, Few
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