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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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Rexel23 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
 I'm glad i don't have those subs
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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  Hobbyist 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  Hobbyist General Artist
"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
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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Jade-Spade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay one time this substitute gave us card pulls every time someone left their seat because "you're not supposed to leave your seat unless the teacher tells you to"

Even though our teacher always let us leave our seats

And this one guy sneezed and got up to get a tissue and he got a card pull

By the end of class almost half of us were on the verge of getting detention
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Eonthepokefan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
The American education system, everyone!
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crazytintinlover Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
at least you aren t in Morocco
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CookieNine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Once we had a substitute who was probably used to teaching little kids.

We spent literally half of class catching her up to where we were in the book, despite the fact that we were the last class of the day and she'd already done it two times prior

Then, when we actually were reading, we only got two pages done because she stopped us for things like, "What's an archway? Who can tell me what an archway is?"
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Jade-Spade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
omfg that's hilarious XD
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CookieNine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I wanted oh so badly to say, "An arch is a doorway, in this sense, made by the Mesopotamians and adapted by the ancient Romans. I learned this in Social Studies, and I don't think you're subbing for that class right now. We are also in middle school, and all of us have rather high IQ scores. We go to a very smart school, learning most things earlier than others. If we did not know what an arch was, after our Social Studies teacher has taught us oh so amazingly what it is, then we're a disgrace."
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Jade-Spade Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
why did you not say this XD
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CookieNine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Because.
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BWpixel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The lesson should be "Use whatever tools you have at your disposal."

damn.
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Jade-Spade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
EXACTLY

THAT DUMB OLD LADY

I BET SHE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO ADMIT THAT SHE DIDN'T KNOW THE WORD
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BWpixel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED HHHHHHH
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