Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Ducked it up.... Again!

Yeah, like I said, today is the last day of spring, yadda yadda.

It's a good thing I don't mind being wrong! If I did, boy howdy, I'd be minding myself a bunch, because it's more chillier today than yesterday.

Speaking of being wrong, I was never taught, hence I was never hooked on, phonics. I can't pronounce a lot of things, especially funky names. You ever notice how it's the ones with the most funked up names that get the pissiest when you can't pronounce them? As a teacher of America's utes I am constantly phonically challenged when looking at a class roster.

That's why I'm a nickname guy. If you have a really tough name, you could be "Bucket Head" or "Hoss" or "Roy two" in my class. Oh, I have rules for this:
Every person with the surname Brown is "Downtown Brown"
If you are Jack you are "Mad Jack"
If you are Jake, and I have one every year, you are "Jake the Snake"
If you walk with a limp... No, I'm kidding, I swear!

So, if I screw up your name, well EXXXCUUUUSE Me! I never had this lady to help me:

There was a great clip with Dr. Hofferrrrer and Anne Umulmmahhay, but it was 10 minutes long and it didn't get to the point for 2:09, I'm too, A.D (gotta get more coffee) D. for that!


superdave524 said...

Mmmm. Hamburgers.

Dr. Maguse said...

that's okay. i once read the name "Phuc" incorrectly outloud.
i felt like a phuchead

The Professor said...

I have an Asian student named Tanyaporn...I just call her Tanya to alleviate any confusion (on my part). I just hope I don't have her sister Sarastripper in class next semester.

AndyMan said...

Yeah, I gained infamy for suggesting my students tell kids in Mr. Shuck's class to Fut the Shuck up. Only, that's not how it came out. I'm an idiot, but at least I'm not hooked on Fuan-ickS

superdave524 said...

Ange, you remember our neighbors, the Harts (after the Colemans, before the Dollars)? Am I crazy, or did they name their daughter "Valentine" ('course, those propositions are not necessarily exclusive)?

AndyMan said...

Yes sir, their daughter was in fact Valentine Hart.

Star said...

Admittedly, that's how I feel when I attempt to speak Swiss German. I feel like I swallowed a cat. Awww, come on. A *furball,* not the....