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I laughed Until my Sides Hurt

This is one of those stories that was really funny, but I am not sure if it will be funny to anyone else. But it is still making me laugh, so hear goes.

Today in speech class, I had my students draw a picture and then they had to show their picture to the rest of the class. Since I didn't want it to take to long, I just had the student stand by their desks and show their picture to the class. I told them to oscillate (like a fan) so everyone could see their picture, because "oscillate" is a way cooler word than "turn." That would be the geeky English teacher coming out in me.

Well one class really grabbed on to the word "oscillate" and they were getting on each other's cases for not oscillating enough. Then one student said, "Oscillate. Doesn't that have to do with pregnancy?"

Well, the whole class lost it, including myself. We had no clue what word he was thinking off.

Finally one girl said, "Do you mean "dilate"?"

"Oh yeah." says the first student. And that made me laugh all the more. How on earth can you mix up "oscillate" and "dilate" I do not know.

That is your vocabulary lesson for the day.


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