A Discus To Discuss

| Learning | May 30, 2014

(Our professor is foreign and has only been in the US to teach for eight months.)

Professor: “[Student], why weren’t you here yesterday?”

Student: “I had a track and field meet!”

Professor: “Ooh, track and field? Like running?”

Student: “Yes, but I was doing javelin and discus throw.”

Professor: “Javelin and what?” *obviously confused*

Student: “Discus. Throw.”

Professor: *still confused*

Student: “DISCUS. Like, a disk.”

Professor: “Oh! I thought you were saying biscuit throw! Like, you throw biscuits for sport, and I was thinking, ‘only in America!‘”

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