Stop Being Such A Diction

| Learning | October 1, 2016

(The entire grade is coming home from a field trip on a school bus. There are two teachers on it with us, one that doesn’t teach our grade and one that does. Towards the back of the bus, a boy starts bullying the girl next to him, calling her hurtful names and making sexist remarks, just quietly enough that the teachers can’t hear. She finally gets fed up.)

Girl: “WOULD YOU STOP BEING SUCH A F****** MISOGYNIST?”

(There is an awkward silence as both teachers look back at her.)

Teacher #1: “Young lady, watch your diction! What’s your name? I’m going to be telling your teacher about this!”

Teacher #2: “Hey, she’s my student. I can take care of this.”

(He walks to the back and the students around the girl tell the story.)

Teacher #2: “Okay, [Girl], watch your mouth. Boy, stop being such a d*** a**-hole.”

Teacher #1: *shocked* “[Teacher #2], diction!”

Teacher #2: “Oh, my diction was just right.”


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