Student Airs #3
Mathematics teachers often "fear" yet share the humorous mistakes (i.e. gaffes) that students make on tests. As revealed in these ten Actual mistakes by students on non-mathematics questions, mathematics teachers are not alone in their "misery."
Note: All of these student "misteaks" were collected by Jerry Robinson, who published a set of them each Sunday in the New York News column "Flubs & Fluffs," accompanied by an interpretive cartoon. He did this for twenty years, which implies perhaps that students always will have "airs"! Thanks Mr. Robinson...
- Our house is heated by ducks running from the furnace.
- To succeed in life, wake up each morning with a porpoise.
- The student was expelled from school for using profound language.
- An indentured servant is a waiter with false teeth.
- At every election, one candidate wins and one is deflated.
- Claustrophobia is the fear of Santa Claus.
- When a person swallows poison. he should be given an anecdote immediately.
- President Lincoln said: "In onion there is strength."
- Alexander Dumas' stories came out in cereal form.
- In English class we are studying the "Oddity of Homer."
And, as a piece of trivia, this same Jerry Robinson was an early (and legendary) artist for the Batman comic book series... in fact he is the co-creator of Robin, Alfred, The Joker, and The Penguin.
Source: J. Robinson's True Classroom Flubs & Fluffs, Scholastic Books, 1970