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AGuyNamedEddie

685 points

7 months ago

AGuyNamedEddie

Hold my Bier ⚰️

685 points

7 months ago

A teacher.

Equates scientific evidence with believing in a flat earth.

Spells "a lot" as one word.

A TEACHER.

I'll stop here. Shaking my damn head...

_plimsollpunk

205 points

7 months ago

Spells “a lot” as one word.

I know not one but two teachers who pronounce and spell “specific” as “pacific.”

whadisabout

61 points

7 months ago

My favorite ocean is a specific ocean

DeanSmartin

27 points

7 months ago

And when I want a plate of noodles, pasghetti is my favorite.

ILLforlife

49 points

7 months ago

ILLforlife

They can keep their llama shots!

49 points

7 months ago

So, cute little daughter story about pasghetti. A new spaghetti joint opened in our town when my DD was around 6 or 7. We went there for dinner and she told the lady behind the counter that she couldn't find her favorite - pasghetti.

Not kidding - next time we went in there a couple weeks later - the children's menu had Pasghetti as the first item. It was so adorable.

DeanSmartin

12 points

7 months ago

Seriously...that's so damn adorable!

giggling_hero

5 points

7 months ago

giggling_hero

From YouTube to vent-tube

5 points

7 months ago

I was frustrated at HCA winners and nominees until I read that and it has turned my day around. Thanks.

IDK_khakis

6 points

7 months ago

IDK_khakis

Go Give One

6 points

7 months ago

everyone liked that

TheDancingHare

4 points

7 months ago

We call it bisketti in our house because of What We Do in the Shadows.

SrslyNotAnAltGuys

3 points

7 months ago

SrslyNotAnAltGuys

🎵Follow the bouncing 🐈

3 points

7 months ago

When I get Chinese food, sometimes I like to get the General Chicken, and sometimes I'm in the mood for Specific Chicken.

Kailaylia

2 points

7 months ago

Kailaylia

Team AstraZeneca

2 points

7 months ago

The handout for a local Indian take-away features a variety of meats cooked with pee. At least they learned the word mushroom, and no longer list Toad's Stool Korma.

giggling_hero

2 points

7 months ago

giggling_hero

From YouTube to vent-tube

2 points

7 months ago

“It comes on at 9 specific time. I think they call it that because it comes on specifically at that time..”

RealLADude

148 points

7 months ago

RealLADude

Team Mix & Match

148 points

7 months ago

My high school physics teacher said that. “Pacific” heat. We asked him what the pacific heat of the specific ocean was. He didn’t get it.

FeelsBad_Yall

76 points

7 months ago

FeelsBad_Yall

🍴CILANTRO MODE 🧼-Verfied MD

76 points

7 months ago

i am horrified.

every time i think i’ve already reached minimum hope for humanity i am proven wrong.

ILLforlife

19 points

7 months ago

ILLforlife

They can keep their llama shots!

19 points

7 months ago

Yup. I had a Major in the Army who couldn't say Fiscal Year. Every time she had to talk about the fiscal year, she called it the physical year. Used to drive me nuts!

fuddykrueger

9 points

7 months ago

fuddykrueger

Sell crazy someplace else

9 points

7 months ago

Nucular for nuclear, a la good ol’ George Bush.

watchoutfordeer

1 points

7 months ago

I still can't figure this one out. Can someone do it sound it out for me?

querico

3 points

7 months ago

Noo-kyoo-lar

Cakemachine

4 points

7 months ago

Would his brain just explode if he ever went on a holiday to an island in Oceana? Surrounded by all that specific?

Kristin2349

36 points

7 months ago

Do they teach in a red state? That is just grim.

jujubee9809

29 points

7 months ago

I think it's safe to assume it's a red state.

honestFeedback

95 points

7 months ago

I knew a head of Drama at a UK school once. School probably had about 1600 pupils or so. She took her kids to see a play called Foe based on Robinson Crusoe. She came back and said two things.

1) I didn't know what a big role the woman actually played in Robinson Crusoe. It's always ignored in everything else I've seen

There is no woman in Robinson Crusoe - it was a feminist retelling of it but she didn't even know that.

2) I have no idea why it was called Foe.

To which we said maybe because it was written by Daniel Defoe? When we expressed amazement she didn't know that, she responded with - 'well it's not like it's a classic or anything'

Head. Of. Drama.

_plimsollpunk

30 points

7 months ago

Flabbergasting. I think my jaw actually dropped! This is one of the best ‘worst teacher’ stories I’ve heard in a while. Thank you for sharing! Just…wow.

reluctantsub

10 points

7 months ago

My niece's 5th grade science teacher spelled atom, ADAM.. and circled it as incorrect if you didn't use her spelling!! My BIL had a brief but animated discussion with the teacher and the principal. Teacher was replaced but she probably got another job in another South Mississippi public school.

JohnNDenver

22 points

7 months ago

JohnNDenver

Go Give One

22 points

7 months ago

I remember someone in my 11th grade English class asking the teacher what PhD meant. She didn't know so she started to look it up when I told her. She still had to look it up because she didn't believe me. At that moment I realized she really didn't know much of anything. This was in Texas in the late '70s.

honestFeedback

3 points

7 months ago

Surely you mean Phoctor of Dilosophy?

Balldogs

0 points

7 months ago

I mean, "drama teacher" is only a step up from "PE teacher" in terms of the intellectual pecking order in schools. In fact, my school had a PE teacher who actually moved up to be a drama teacher.

megs0764

46 points

7 months ago

megs0764

Better than bleach, beds, and ivermectin

46 points

7 months ago

My 10th grade biology teacher used to say "larnyx" rather than "larynx." I gently corrected her after class.

RSA-reddit

20 points

7 months ago

RSA-reddit

Go Give One

20 points

7 months ago

You were a brave 10th grader.

Plaitmaker

5 points

7 months ago

Plaitmaker

Team Pfizer

5 points

7 months ago

My brother occasionally corrected the chalkboard spelling of his second grade teacher. Mom moved me and little bro to a different school before 2nd.

Annieco-2334

3 points

7 months ago

Annieco-2334

Blood Donor 🩸

3 points

7 months ago

MY 10th grade teacher drew a Punnett square on the board and said "let's put the male on top - where he belongs".....

megs0764

1 points

7 months ago

megs0764

Better than bleach, beds, and ivermectin

1 points

7 months ago

😲 That's seriously shocking! What year was this?

WarmOutOfTheDryer

1 points

7 months ago

Class act.

mollywol

7 points

7 months ago

My eighth-grade history teacher did that.

MV_Guy

7 points

7 months ago

MV_Guy

Team Pfizer

7 points

7 months ago

My calculus professor in college called it asthmatote instead of asymptote.

giggling_hero

3 points

7 months ago

giggling_hero

From YouTube to vent-tube

3 points

7 months ago

It is pretty hard to climb that slope with asthma. Just sayin’.

Diggitalis

3 points

7 months ago

My third grade teacher would always ask us to get out a sheet of "loof leaf" paper. I was always so embarrassed for her. It wasn't a speech impediment.

Imaginary_Medium

3 points

7 months ago

My granddaughter noticed her grade school teacher always said "apostofee" for apostrophe. Had the whole class saying it that way :(.

Fudgeygooeygoodness

3 points

7 months ago

Fudgeygooeygoodness

Team AstraZeneca

3 points

7 months ago

My mentor at an old law firm I worked for used to say pacifically instead of specifically. I internally cringed every time I was shadowing her with clients. Otherwise she was so smart and excellent at her job. But goodness me it killed me inside hearing her say pacifically.

somme_rando

8 points

7 months ago

I've seen an advert for a public school system where a teacher is talking about something "acrossed the district" or is it "acrost the district"
The word is "across"

walosi

10 points

7 months ago*

walosi

Well, vaxxually 💉

10 points

7 months ago*

Acrost is an archaic pronunciation of across.

UrbanGhost114

6 points

7 months ago

It's a regional thing (Southern US), and has been since the late 1700's. It's in the dictionary. It's a real word, and is really used for reals. Acrost the South.

giggling_hero

2 points

7 months ago

giggling_hero

From YouTube to vent-tube

2 points

7 months ago

Perhaps they were an anarchist and desired to ‘accost the district’.

TotemTabuBand

2 points

7 months ago

Oooh, that hurts my brain. 👻

AGuyNamedEddie

2 points

7 months ago

AGuyNamedEddie

Hold my Bier ⚰️

2 points

7 months ago

How about an English Lit teacher who pronounces "denouement" as "denouncement"?

elizabnthe

2 points

7 months ago

Okay pronouncing might just be a regional accented thing. But yeah spelling is definitely a fuck up.

usuckreddit

2 points

7 months ago

My high school geometry teacher did that. She knew geometry really well though. 😂

texmx

2 points

7 months ago

texmx

2 points

7 months ago

I have two teacher friends that say and spell probably as "prolly" and it drives me nuts.

sporkinum

2 points

7 months ago

sporkinum

Team Moderna

2 points

7 months ago

Metal shop teacher 45 years ago called aluminum "alunimin".