Lack Of Knowledge Is Very Very Frightening

| MD, USA | Learning | October 14, 2013

(I’m in physics class, learning about acceleration. One of the questions on our test, which we’re taking at the time, has the answer of Galileo. The teacher is walking around the room, watching the class, and singing quietly to himself.)

Teacher:I see a little silhouetto of a man. Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?

(I quickly catch onto what he’s doing and write down the right answer as he keeps singing the song, skipping the name.)

Student: *raises hand* “Um, what’s the answer to number two?”

Teacher: “Seriously? After the singing and everything?”

Student: “…what?”

Me: “It’s Bohemian Rhapsody, for God’s sake!”

(There’s a pause, and no one seems to understand what that has to do with anything.)


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  • Savannah Johnston

    Never woulda happened at my high school. I actually learned this song thanks to high school. They played a song on the speakers every morning, and they played “Bohemian Rhapsody” more than once, and IIRC lots of people sang along enthusiastically.

  • Cathrope

    Someone lives in a cave.

  • TheBigBadWolf

    Or maybe they don’t share you and your teacher’s musical taste. Hell, they may actually hate the song (newsflash, music is subjective) and automatically blocked it out. Or they may have just blocked it out because they were trying to concrete and music distracts them.

    But well done, teacher, for apparently having only one way to hint about the answer. /sarcasm

  • Skip Bin

    I had to google the lyrics to figure out this story. I can’t stand the song and I’ll leave the area if it starts playing in a shop, so I don’t know the words obviously. I think the only time I’ve listened to it all the way through was when I had to play it to complete one of the Guitar Hero games.