Who needs theists, New Agers, conspiracy theorists, and quacks when you have my speech and debate class? There is nothing that proves that our education system fails epically than the students in that class.
Today, we were sharing our articles for our upcoming current events speeches. The teacher called on one kid to say what his article was about. The kid said what it was, and then was asked what his source was.
Teacher: Reuters (pronounced correctly)?
Teacher: Insisting on an incorrect pronunciation does not make it correct.
Kid: It’s Ray-u-ters.
Teacher: So I could come along and say that your name is My-shale (the kid’s name being Michael)?
Kid: Why would it be Reuters, there’s no W.
Other kid: Why would there be a W?
Kid: I meant Y. I get Y and W confused sometimes.