My sister teaches 8th graders in Arizona. This is funny because my sister looks like a 5th grader herself.
Anyway, she told me this story. It must be shared.
She was teaching grammar this week by putting incorrectly punctuated news stories on the overhead. One was about the passing of Pink Floyd member Richard Wright.
The correct sentence read something like this:
Richard William Wright was born in 1943 in Pinner, Middlesex, northwest of London. His father was chief biochemist…
Before my sister read it out loud, one student saw the word biochemist, quickly raised his hand and said, “Oh my god, Ms. Mehta, it says his father was a chief beeyotch!”
I’m easily amused.