The Odyssey Has Wooden Characters

, , , , , | Learning | December 27, 2017

(This story begins in my English class when we are reading the Odyssey. We are at the part when they are getting ready to stab the cyclops, and run a staff over a fire to harden it.)

Teacher: “So, Odysseus will do what he has to do, to harden his wood.”

(Class bursts out laughing.)

Teacher: “Oh, my god, I just realized what I said.”

(Calls another teacher to tell what she just said, then laughs hysterically.)

Teacher: “He said that you need wood to be hard before you poke someone in the eye.”

Classmate: “You should never poke anyone with hard wood.”

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