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Being a teacher doesn't come with a lot of perks. The pay isn't great, the hours are never-ending, and there isn't a whole lot of respect from your administration a lot of the times. On the plus side, sometimes your students will do hilarious things you can share on the internet. So, there's that.


Reddit user, u/Xshadowwolf34X, wanted to hear the best of the worst when they asked:

Teachers of Reddit, what is the worst case of Boneappletea you've ever seen?

Just Say It Out Loud

I teach a bunch of psychology subjects at a university in Australia.

Had 2 students present a 30 minute speech on 'Ass Burgers Syndrome'

...they were in 3rd year.

SandwichPants1

Snoop Would Approve

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'It's a "Doggy Dog World"', instead of 'dog-eat-dog' world.

AyeYoDisRon

Focusing On The Wrong Key Details

Taught physics to GCSE students (age ~14 ) the question began with "Explain whether or not this circuit will.....".

This student had obviously been told to highlight key words from the question and so had just highlighted the word "whether" and then wrote an answer describing that days weather and her predictions for tomorrows weather.

SlackWi12

Old English Is Hard

In 8th grade, we were reading a section of Romeo and Juliet aloud in class. The drama was ratcheting higher, we were pouring good acting and great enthusiasm into the parts, when the Nurse discovers Juliet "dead" and wails in shock and horror:

"O lemon table day!"

So much for tragedy. The whole class cracked up.

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Kind Of The Same Thing

A common mistake is Old Timer's instead of Alzheimers.

I honestly prefer the former

themanoftin

Some Say He Healed Them Of Their Spots

Read an essay by a middle-schooler at a Catholic school.

Learned a whole lot about the great things that Jesus did for the leopards.

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Something Hard To Spell Is Hard To Speak

My wife is a teacher and a kid in 7th grade did an oral presentation on the Orin Guten......

toward the end she finally realized he was presenting on the Orangutan.

Guinnessron

Still Technically True

A couple of days ago, a student wrote that Indiana Jones was a "forced to be wreckin' with."

Snowmanpuncher

Close, But Not Quite, Indeed


A student who probably meant to write "Nassi-Shneiderman-diagram" on an exam but instead wrote "Nazi-Shneiderman..." Well, it sounded German.

Close enough, but not quite.

Alianirlian

This Sounds Like A Talk To Text Problem

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I had a student write a paper about the poetry of Emily Dickinson, but he spelled her last name as "Dick in Son" all the way through.

It was wild.

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Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

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I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
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The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.

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A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

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