Both Sound Inappropriate

, , , , | Learning | August 9, 2017

(We are talking about low-level disruption, largely because the teachers are sick of it.)

Teacher: “Off-topic discussions, teachers stroke students—”

Student: “Teachers stroke students?”

(The class laughs.)

Teacher: “Teachers SLASH students.”

Me: “Teachers slash students?”

(Now that was an off-topic discussion.)

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  • Matt Westwood

    Serves him stroke her right. If he slash she doesn’t have the native wit and intelligence to speak the properly English “teachers and stroke or students”, he slash she deserves all he stroke she gets.

    • S123

      Beavis and Butt-Head would probably still think that was funny “Heh, heh, you said ‘stroke’.”

      • Matt Westwood

        They would indeed. 5 stars.

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    • Hahn Ackles

      Oh goddess I’m dying of laughter… T_T

    • Gnoman

      XKCD does tend to have good lines.

  • Mike Agney

    I’ve spent way too long in fan communities to think that “teachers slash students” is in any way an improvement.

    • Katherine Alice Thompson

      I’m ashamed that I thought the same thing.

    • Jackie Fauxe

      I was wondering if that’s what the OP meant when they said, “Now that was an off-topic discussion”. I couldn’t decide if they were referring to a subsequent talk about slash fiction, or if “slash” was referring to the type of damage a knife would do, and the OP was saying that the entire stroke/slash exchange was off-topic.

    • TheWonderRabbit

      Fan fiction aside, ‘slash’ is also a verb that teachers shouldn’t do to students…

  • 8000 cats

    *turns around in a swivel chair while stroking a student on my lap like a cat* hello mr bond 🙂

    • Katherine Alice Thompson

      Eeeeeasy there, bub…

  • Roler42

    Poor teacher, lol, would have it been so hard to just say “Teachers or students”? I mean we are all used to literally spell out the slash symbol but, it’d be best to be cautious, specially in a class full of students, haha

  • Max

    The only place it is acceptable for teachers to stroke students is dog training class.

  • Phil Adler

    Is this a school of pleasure or torture?

  • Kevin Conti

    Wow, I’ve actually never heard of slash fiction before (if that is what this is referring to). The teacher could have also said “teachers virgule students,” since that’s another term for slash (albeit an obscure one).

  • Nerdman51

    Haha! OP! You are so funny!

  • Dank

    Ok, now I understand:
    Teachers stroke students = Teachers – Students
    Teachers SLASH students = Teachers/Students

    In the US, we call the first one a dash.

    • Vicemage

      I would guess both were using the “/” (slash) symbol, which some people probably call by different names.

      • Dank

        Ah yes, you’re probably right.