They Ruled With An Iron(ic) Fist

| Learning | August 26, 2013

Teacher: “Tell us about Stalin.”

Student: “Well, he was Russian—”

Teacher: “No, he wasn’t! He was born in Georgia. Georgia’s not Russia, even though both countries would be part of the Soviet Union…”

(The teacher goes on a five-minute rant about not treating Russia as a synonym of the USSR.)

Teacher: “It’s really awful! This is the umpteenth time I find such level of ignorance in England.”

Student: “I’m sorry, teacher, but we’re in Wales, and Wales is not in England, even though they’re both in the UK, just like Georgia’s not in Russia, even though they were both part of the USSR!”

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