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Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:14 am UTC
by mathgeek17
This happened in chemistry:
Teacher: Next is density.
Student: That was my dog's name! Oh, wait, that was Destiny, never mind.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:23 am UTC
by Djehutynakht
Nobel-Prize winning physicist Sheldon Glasgow (I don't watch it, but for any fan of "The Big Bang Theory" I found out that he's who the character Sheldon is named after) spoke in my school yesterday. He was technically a student once, and talking about his studies in Advanced Chemistry.

I'm paraphrasing because I don't remember exactly, but:

"In advanced Chemistry we were given a project where we were given something, grains, rice, etc, and told to ferment it into alcohol. You see, our teacher was an alcoholic..."

Ah, for the days when chemistry classes were less regulated...

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:43 pm UTC
by MisterCheif
I am the president of the FTC team at my school, and on Friday we were discussing the what we might be asked in the judging at the regional qualifier on Saturday. We were going over what we would each say about what we contributed to the robots design, and one of my friends, and the person other than me who contributed the most to the design and building said this:

"Yeah, I, uh, mainly just taped the battery wires onto the batteries. And I guess I helped a little with putting the zip-ties on the sweeper. Oh, and I tightened a couple of the screws."

Of course, after we all failed to not laugh, he described what he did seriously, so we knew he wouldn't do that at the qualifier. (Which we did very well at. ur first Inspire Award! And I guess being the other team in the winning alliance is nice too.)

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:51 pm UTC
by Monika
What does FTC stand for? Besides Federal Trade Commission that is.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:04 pm UTC
by mathgeek17
Monika wrote:What does FTC stand for? Besides Federal Trade Commission that is.

First Tech Challenge
http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:56 am UTC
by Joren
So I used to have a guy and a girl in my class, that consisted of 8 persons, that had to argue and disagree with everything. One day the boy left the class to go to the bathroom. And the girl starting to complain that the guy was getting more crazy by the day. Exactly when she finished the sentence, the guy walked in and yelled : 'I'm an airplane.' In which he ran through the classroom with his arms spread, you know, like an airplane.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:39 am UTC
by Little Richie
I'm helping out at my old high schools Calc class.

*senior walks into the classroom, looks at the teachers desk by the door*
Him to Teacher: Good afternoon Ms. [name]
Teacher: Oh hey [name]. You're looking nice today.
Him: *in a serious voice* aw thanks, my mom picked it out this morning.
Teacher: oh w...well..ah...

He sits down on the other side of the room and starts laughing.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:41 am UTC
by aldonius
Little Richie wrote:I'm helping out at my old high schools Calc class.
Him: *in a serious voice* aw thanks, my mom picked it out this morning.


And if you (I) assume the existence of a uniform, it gets even better!

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:35 am UTC
by Little Richie
aldonius wrote:
Little Richie wrote:I'm helping out at my old high schools Calc class.
Him: *in a serious voice* aw thanks, my mom picked it out this morning.


And if you (I) assume the existence of a uniform, it gets even better!


Bahahaha indeed!

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:18 pm UTC
by Isaac_Andersen
[In classroom]

Girl: It's cold in here!

Other Girl: No, it's room temperature.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:56 pm UTC
by darkone238
In what is essentially Math Analysis (trig, precalc) in my high school, a girl leaned over and whispered to ask me: "What's a slope?"

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:55 am UTC
by Chant
Lecture on England in the 17th century
"The Scots came down with their bagpipes and "... yadda yadda military stuff
a bit later
"Charles II was the party king, he would play scrabble [have sex with] with anything with a pulse and a skirt -"
kid "oh well those Scots better watch out"

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:59 am UTC
by Odilo
We were watching a movie in class and trying to convince our teacher that he didn't need to fast forward a scene with a bit of nudity, because it was nothing we haven't seen before. He didn't believe us (or pretended not to), so one girl put up her hand and said:
"That's right, I shower with my clothes on."

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:55 pm UTC
by Krealr
*Student eating a piece of chocolate*
"This is really awful"
*takes another bite*
"I think its old I found it in the basement"
*takes another bite*
"It tastes like metal"
*takes another bite while leaving the room*
:?

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:14 pm UTC
by JCPenney
So, in one of my 6th grade music classes today, we were watching parts of Fantasia. We started with Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony (the one with the pegasuses (pegasi?) and the unicorns and the centaurs).
When we got to the section with Bacchus, the god of wine and drunkenness (what would be the third movement of the symphony, found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh8vuxyL6X8), one of my students said, "Hey, it's my dad!"

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 2:15 am UTC
by roochkeez
Various quotes from my high school Spanish class:

"How do you say quesadilla in Spanish?"
"Oh! That's why they call it Uno!" (referring to the card game)
"Acabo de hacer caca." (English: I just pooped)

That's all I can remember.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:23 am UTC
by Timefly
It was a charity day, so I just happened to be dressed up as a nun. About third period I went into our physics room to talk to the teacher while some younger class was in there. One of the girls in the class goes, "Isn't that racist?"

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:43 am UTC
by Timefly
Oh, got another one.

We were in history and we had just spent our third lesson on the differences between democracy and dictatorships. Conversation went something like this.

Me: I'm telling you, Jamie, we're gonna do another lesson on democracy.
Jamie: People aren't that stupid.
Me turning around: Kate, what's the difference between democracy and dictatorship?
Kate begins to look through her book.
About 5 minutes later...
Kate: Democracy is good, dictatorships are bad.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:28 pm UTC
by -AJ
Band Teacher: What does mp mean? (medium quiet)
Student: Mighty Powerful?

Later
Band Teacher: What does ff mean (very loud)
Different Student: Faint and Feeble?

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
by Krealr
This weekend at a Battle of the Books competition my daughter was competing in. (3-5th graders)

Moderator: "What is the name of the oldest civil rights group in America, your answer can either be the entire name or the initials."
Other Team: "The K.K.K."

You could just see all the parents in the room biting there tongues. To the moderators credit she just replied "That is incorrect" and moved on.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:56 pm UTC
by somitomi
An all time classic from German class: We were reading a text, paragraph by paragraph or so and then roughly translating each paragraph to Hungarian. The person translating the beginning looks at the first sentence ("Mia am fenster") and goes: "Mia is the window"...

After the laughter died we cleared that the sentence means "Mia at the window".
That kid was kind of odd and had a really eccentric sense of humour, so I wish I remembered more of his antics.

One not too bright kid trying to phone it in during a history test, in response to what happened on a particular date:
"Ukrainian guest workers march into Hungary with forklifts"
IIRC the period of history in question predated both forklifts and Ukraine

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:41 am UTC
by flicky1991
I once experienced a similar one to your "Mia is the window" case - someone in French class translated "elle travaille sur un ordinateur" ("she works on a computer") as "she travels on a computer", which became a running joke in my circle of friends for a while.

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
by somitomi
Not exactly a student quote per se, but the day I learned what "Mitglied" means is kind of funny. We were reading a collection of article titles and suchlike, and one of them included this word we haven't seen before. All we knew is that some artists painted the "Mitglieder" of a motorbike club. As usual the teacher asked us to make guesses about the meaning of the unknown word based on context. Much to the teacher's amusement I suggested "sidecar", because that's something 1) a motorbike club would have and 2) might need to be painted.
In the end she revealed "Mitglied" means "member".
To this day I don't understand how painting the sidecars of a motorbike club is more absurd than painting the members of it (apparently it was some publicity stunt).

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
by Himself
Freshman biology class September 2007: "Do snowflakes have cells?"

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
by SuicideJunkie
somitomi wrote:Not exactly a student quote per se, but the day I learned what "Mitglied" means is kind of funny. We were reading a collection of article titles and suchlike, and one of them included this word we haven't seen before. All we knew is that some artists painted the "Mitglieder" of a motorbike club. As usual the teacher asked us to make guesses about the meaning of the unknown word based on context. Much to the teacher's amusement I suggested "sidecar", because that's something 1) a motorbike club would have and 2) might need to be painted.
In the end she revealed "Mitglied" means "member".
To this day I don't understand how painting the sidecars of a motorbike club is more absurd than painting the members of it (apparently it was some publicity stunt).

If the idea of "painting" was mentally locked into being "creating a painting of" rather than the option of being "applying paint to", then it would be somewhat absurd.
(Wanting to paint, say, a mural of their sidecars and leaving out the bikes themselves would be a strange sort of motorcycle club)

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:09 am UTC
by somitomi
SuicideJunkie wrote:If the idea of "painting" was mentally locked into being "creating a painting of" rather than the option of being "applying paint to", then it would be somewhat absurd.
(Wanting to paint, say, a mural of their sidecars and leaving out the bikes themselves would be a strange sort of motorcycle club)

Yeah, that makes sense. I can't remember which word was used there, malen can mean both, but streichen is used only in the second sense I think. I distinctly remember understanding it in the "applying paint to" sense, maybe it was streichen, maybe I was stupid. :oops:

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
by Monika
Er malt die Motorräder = He creates a picture of a motorcycle by putting paint on paper or other suitable material
Er malt die Motorräder an = Er streicht die Motorräder = He changes or renews the colors of the motorcycles