Category: Geeks Rule

The Argument Goes On And On And Alderaan

| NY, USA | Funny Names, Geeks Rule, Language & Words

(We are in math class, but it’s the day before a long break and no one’s actually doing anything. One girl has been writing Star Wars fan fiction for the entire period, and wondered out loud how a character’s name would be pronounced. It led the entire class into a war about how Breha Organa would be said.)

Student #1: “It looks obvious to me. Bree-uh. ”

Student #2: “No, idiot. It has an ‘H.'”

Student #1: “It would sound stupid with the H.'”

Student #3: “This is the same series that has a Padmé Amidala, stupid! No one cares about how stupid it sounds!”

Student #2: “Besides, there’s already a Bria Tharen.”

Student #1: “So what? There’s a Luke and a Luuke and a Luuuke, dip-s***!”

Student #4: “Nah, the real question is how the h*** you say her last name. What the h*** type of name is that?”

Student #2: “Or-gah-na!”

Student #1: “Or-gan-uh!”

Student #3: “Actually, Organa is the plural form of the word organon, and it’s pronounced organ-uh.”

Teacher: *who has been silently watching his students swear at each other* “It’s pronounced Bray-huh Or-gah-na. Now sit the h*** down before I scream.”

An Inconceivable Lack Of Film Knowledge

| USA | Geeks Rule, Movies & TV

(My fifth-period teacher is extremely chill, and the first 10-15 minutes of his class involve mostly talking and goofing around. Classmate and I somehow get into a conversation about The Princess Bride, and she tells me she has never seen it.)

Me: “How have you never seen The Princess Bride?”

Teacher: *walking by* “You’ve never seen The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!”

Me: *giving teacher a knowing look* “That word, you keep using it. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

(My teacher smiled back at me while Classmate looked between us, confused.)

Celebrating Thanksgiving And Independence Day At The Same Time

| PA, USA | Awesome, Geeks Rule, History

(When I was in kindergarten, we made Thanksgiving placemats by coloring in pictures of a pilgrim, which my teacher then laminated for us. I decided to color my pilgrim green because I didn’t like leaving a lot of white space.)

Teacher: “Why is your pilgrim green?”

Me: “He’s an alien.”

Teacher: “There weren’t any aliens at the first Thanksgiving.”

Me: “Now there is!”

(When I showed it to my dad after school, he pointed out that technically all the pilgrims were aliens because they came from a different continent. We still have that placemat somewhere.)

The Ultimate Educational Crossover

| Columbus, OH, USA | Geeks Rule, Students

(I’m a teacher at a small charter school. Part of my job is to interview my homeroom students to find out their post-graduation plans. Some of my kiddos are still a little lost about what they want to do. This is not the only conversation I’ve had like this.)

Me: “Okay, now that we’ve done your evaluation, [Student], what is your career goal?”

Student: “I wanna be Spider-man!”

Me: “You’ll need a degree in chemistry to make a radioactive spider.”

Student: “…How about Batman?”

Change Your Opinion In A Flash

| Indian Orchard, MA, USA | Family & Kids, Geeks Rule

(A little kid comes up and he’s wearing one of those plush animal hats that are so popular.)

Me: “Hey, I like your hat.”

Kid: “It’s a cheetah!”

Me: “That’s way cool. That’s the fastest animal on Earth. It’s faster than any person or animal. Even a horse can’t run faster.”

Kid: “Except The Flash.”

Me: “Oh, yes, The Flash.”

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