“I Don’t Know” How It Came To This

| Learning | March 1, 2016

(I am in a first year French class. This happens one week after our midterm. Almost everyone in the class has failed it, and the teacher is offering a retake in one week’s time. During the week in between, many try to cram, and this conversation can be heard every… single… day.)

Student: “What is ‘Je ne sais pas?’”

Teacher: “I don’t know.”

(This phrase literally translates to “I don’t know what.”)

Student: “You’re the teacher. How can you not know?”

(Every. Single. Day. For one week.)

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