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Thursday, April 27, 2006


If anybody reads this, I would like to know if your students ever say "akss" instead of "asks" and "testes" instead of "tests." Sorry but those two words have the same effect as a nail scratching the board. Shivering... :)

Oh, well, I am sure my accent irritates people, too. :)


~profgrrrrl~ said...

There's a street on the N side of Chicago called "estes" and someone added a T to it. I used to giggle each time I passed by. Kind of glad I don't hear that from my students, though ... although one time a student decided to use changing a diaper as a metaphor and I couldn't stop her. She was saying "and on boys you have to tuck the penis down" and the department chair walked by and looked in at just that moment. Gulp.

Ms. Pipestem said...

Yes. They write like this, too. Annnnooooooying... they can't spell. But especially the "akss" is big.

Alice said...

The sad thing is that they don't even realize what they are saying!

Bewildered Academic said...

Oh, that drives me insane! The other thing that drives me up the wall as a political science teaching assistant is that the students like to pronounce "nuclear" "NOOK-yoo-ler". President Bush totally ruined them.

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