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And we were reading this book in class.

She was talking about how if we didn't know what a word meant we could use the context of the passage.

This kid asked, "What does 'venison' mean?"

The old lady said, "Who can tell me what that word means?"

So I raised my hand and said, "It means 'deer meat.'"

But then she asked, "How do you know?"

I got really confused. "I... um... saw that word in another book?"

"Did you use the context of the passage?"

The passage literally was something like "The soup had maize, venison, and all sorts of vegetables in it"

So I said, "No."

AND THEN THE OLD LADY WAS ALL "YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO USE THE CONTEXT OF THE PARAGRAPH YOU CAN'T JUST GUESS WHAT THE WORD MEANS YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN BE CORRECT."

"Well the dictionary said that venison meant 'deer meat'..."

"Well you won't always have a dictionary at hand. That's why you have to learn how to use the context of the story!"

What a perfect example of the American school system, am I right?
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AyZeee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How the Rednecks at my School Would Answer

venison- delicious!
deer- dinner on four legs


venison is really good though in their defense.
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Sosi-DR34M5 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
. . .
*Facepalm*
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Warriorfreak02 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student
...I'm glad I never get those types of substitutes.
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Witete Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy God, yes. You don't learn something you already know!!!
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Jade-Spade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
EXACTLY -_-
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Witete Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Let's move to Canada, everyone
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accioalto Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
"I ATE VENISON BEFORE THAT'S HOW I KNOW. YOU JUST STFU NOW BEFORE I PUNCH YOU."
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Jade-Spade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This would never work in California XD
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Coolrose60 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student
Lel, If I had a teacher like that, I'd quit school >.>
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Eonthepokefan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I had a substitute named Mrs. Branch
No one liked her
She was super mean and hypocritical >.>
One time, she told us that we could talk
We whispered, and then some boys started yelling
She gave the entire class checks because we disobeyed her
Also, one time she used a tissue
She threw it on the ground
then gave Priyanka a check for littering.
We're all like, what?
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