Saturday, May 26, 2012

How To Conjugate BONER, Er, I Mean PONER

Class, I am your substitute teacher, Sister Mary Elephant. Your assignment today is to conjugate PONER, the verb that means to put, on the whiteboard.

Young man, I realize that it is such a small difference between a 'p' and a 'b', but I don't know what BONER means. What's that?  You want to explain to me what is a BONER?  Now, wait a sec, class, this is a Catholic school.

Class. Class. Class. SHUT UP!  Thank you.


And for those of you who are too young to know or had your head under a rock during the 70's, here's a link to the original Sister Mary Elephant audio skit by the duo Cheech & Chong.


11 comments:

  1. HILARIOUS! Love Cheech & Chong.....

    Poner/Boner.... (don't think I'd be a successful teacher)no way I could keep a straight face.

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    1. And do you think I did? They saw through my masked frown.

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  2. The '70's...oh, now I remember.

    My sister teaches 7th graders full time. Bless her heart. I do love the stories though. At that age they know how to conjugate boner...

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    1. I want my sweet innocent 5th graders back.

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  3. My mind always sees the word boner when I read poner. I'm really just a 12 yo boy...lol.

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    1. Apparently so do 14 - 18 year old boys.

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  4. I have a bit of dyslexia occasionally I write (not type) but for put and some other embarrassing stuff. So I try to type as much as possible. Middle school is really purgatory, so you know what that makes high school! actually for the teachers it's probably the other way around.
    regards,
    Theresa

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    1. Is there a named condition for those of us who can't spell any more?

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  5. I have to share with you about my English class the other day. I had said "as much as" and we are at a point that when they ask me the meaning of something I spell it for them and then explain it. Well my student likes to get ahead of me and write before I spell. She wrote "Assmunch". I was laughing so hard for awhile I couldn't even explain to her what was going on. Thankfully my students are adults.

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    1. I've lost it in the middle of lesson a few times. Hopefully, your student understood the humor of the situation.

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  6. Thanks for giving me a good laugh, Rita.

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