Deadly Debating

, , , , , | Learning | November 14, 2017

(My English professor is going over the instructions on a persuasive essay.)

Professor: “You need to acknowledge your opposition — and if you’ve chosen a good, debatable topic, there will be opposition — and you’ve got to be civil about it. As much as you might hate the other side, you can’t just kill everybody who disagrees with you.”

Student: “Is that a challenge?”

Being A Slave To History Sucks

, , , , | Learning | October 30, 2017

(I am in a rather large advanced Language Arts class. We are in the middle of lesson, in which I have spaced out. I sit in the front row. This is what I hear:)

Teacher: “Yes, Thomas Jefferson! And what did Thomas Jefferson do?”

Kid In The Back: “HE SUCKED!”

Shakespeare And The City

, | MO, USA | Learning | July 22, 2013

(My class is reading ‘Romeo and Juliet’, and we’re just getting used to the play format.)

Teacher: “Alright, my first class asked about this. I forgot to mention it to my second class, but I remembered to tell you guys. Do you know the difference between exit and exeunt?”

(There is a long pause, before a student has a go.)

Student: “Uh, an exit is just a normal exit, and an exeunt is a FABULOUS exit.”