As a teaching assistant, I do a lot of grading. This means I see quite a few hilarious mistakes.
For example, a student recently wrote that "the goal is a decrease of waist around the world" instead of "decrease of waste." Also, the phrase "have a lasting effect on families and their livelihoods" is much more humorous when it reads "have a lasting effect on families and their lively hoods"
I'm sure others have come across similar instances, looking forward to reading your answers!
I recall when I was at school my friend wrote on a music exam paper, "Beethoven never married but just went from landlady to landlady"
That's actually pretty funny! Lol
My first year teaching music I did a unit on music history. Have you ever given a music history test to eight year olds? Never again! Somehow Beethoven ended up being born in Kentucky and writing Can Can!
I've never taught 8 year olds, but I remember a hilarious - or maybe scary - multiple-choice quiz that was given to kids last Christmas and reported in a British newspaper. Asked whose birthday Christmas was, one in four said Simon Cowell. The same percentage also thought Jesus was born in Brentwood, Essex. One in ten kids thought Barack Obama was one of Santa's reindeer.
by Virginia Kearney 2 years ago
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by dan-1 5 years ago
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by Marina 2 years ago
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by LaVieja 8 years ago
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by cre8ivOne 5 years ago
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by Cory Zacharia 9 years ago
Sometimes (or let's say, often), when I see a spelling error in an otherwise perfect hub, I feel inclined, with the best of intentions, to write to the author and point out the glitch, but don't do so out of fear of offending.I'm curious to know what others think. Would you be bothered if a fellow...
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