Thursday, April 22, 2004

Kids say the darnedest things.

Upon grading the question "What is shrapnel?"* I came upon a student who answered thusly:

"What isn't?"

Clever boy. He gets no points.

* That is not the sort of question I normally ask on exams. It was a bonus based on the fact that I showed the kids some actual shrapnel I found in a field near Ypres, Belgium. I also explained what it was and how it worked and how much it sucked. I also told them that it is named after a French officer (a Lt., I think) in honor of his having come up with the idea. Stupid asshole.


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