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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #400 on: April 12, 2012, 11:30:07 am »
lol. This is by far the most entertaining reading on way-gook. :)


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #401 on: May 21, 2012, 08:53:45 am »
^^
That just cracked me up. Any time I hear the words, "As you know..." coming from a colleague's mouth, it's almost certainly going to be something that I definitely didn't know.

"As you know, the teacher business trip is tomorrow." Nope, first I've heard of it.

This and the heat reminded me of this one from a while ago:

Co-teacher: As you know, leaving the fan on all night is very dangerous... don't laugh! Many people have died!


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #402 on: May 21, 2012, 01:38:00 pm »
On the way back from a teachers' field trip last Wednesday, head teacher is making small talk with me.

At one point she asked something like, "How long did you live in LA?"

Me (thinking she's got me confused with the other Epik teacher, an American): "No, I'm from South Africa."

Head teacher: "I know, but for your school life."

Me: "Um, I went to school in South Africa." (Thinking, we have schools there! English ones too!)

H/t: "Oh."

I have no idea where she got this idea about me living in LA from but she was pretty convinced of it. And I've never even been to the US...   :P


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #403 on: May 24, 2012, 12:14:55 pm »
^^
That just cracked me up. Any time I hear the words, "As you know..." coming from a colleague's mouth, it's almost certainly going to be something that I definitely didn't know.

"As you know, the teacher business trip is tomorrow." Nope, first I've heard of it.

This and the heat reminded me of this one from a while ago:

Co-teacher: As you know, leaving the fan on all night is very dangerous... don't laugh! Many people have died!

Ah the old fan death myth! Did you point them toward this?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_death


Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #404 on: May 29, 2012, 10:03:11 pm »
It's not quite what my co-teacher said as what he wrote.
He handed me a piece of paper on which he'd written a little something about each student for my benefit. Most of it was pretty standard but a couple stood out.

Next to one student he'd put 'Handicapped on brain'  :o on the next 'Overweight but creative' Nice.


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #405 on: May 30, 2012, 08:48:08 am »
Here was a good one today.

Student:  Teacher you're hand JOB!
Me:          What?  Handsome yeah thank you.
It's -ev to deal with some people.


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #406 on: June 07, 2012, 03:25:52 pm »
I'm not sure if this even counts because I was the one who misunderstood, but still.... As we were waiting in the Dr.'s office there was a T.V. program on, a woman with 3 dogs was showing her house and then cooking a meal.
 
"CT: She is famous actor. She is cooking Korean Chicken soup, only she is using dug instead.
Me: ... She's what???
CT: She is using dug!
Me: She's using what??
CT: Dug! Dug! She is using Dug!
Me: (sitting there silently horrified, then after several minutes pass) OH! DUCK!"

My coteacher then stared at me for several minutes as if I'd lost my mind.

Hah! That reminds me of a 10 minute conversation with a co-teacher about how Koreans like to eat dog, with me keeping a straight face and acting casually interested. It turns out we were not talking about dog !


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #407 on: June 14, 2012, 02:59:11 pm »
My Co teacher asked me should she say pupils when talking about the students.

I said- well, a pupil is usually a young student so thats fine.. yes.

She looks at me for a minute and then says very matter of fact-
OK.. right I was just confusing it with pubes.

Tomorrows class intro..
"Good morning Pubes... open your books"


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #408 on: June 15, 2012, 01:46:44 pm »
**Overheated, I put my hair up in to a ponytail...

Co-T: (Looking at me with a hint of satisfaction) I really envy the construction of your face.
Me: Ohh?
Co-T: You see, Asian face is so flat. Your face is... well.. (draws picture on the board of a "U").... Constructed properly.

... There are so many things I could have said, but the ring of the bell cut our conversation short and referring back to our conversation later on simply would have been less fun..


Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #409 on: June 15, 2012, 04:58:47 pm »
My Korean co-teacher was on the phone and talked to his old foreign English co-teacher who returned to his home country.  When he wanted to express that he wants to "keep in touch" he said "...and let's touch each other often." 

This happened a few months ago, but I'm laughing out loud as I'm typing this.


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #410 on: July 10, 2012, 06:12:56 pm »
Today...

Co-teacher: "J, is this a turkey?"

*points to picture of ostrich.


Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #411 on: July 12, 2012, 07:20:19 am »
I recently had an open class and decided to wear my only dress to work.  I don't do dresses...I just...don't. 

EVERYONE freaked out. 

But the day's highlight was when one of my coworkers, not an English teacher, wanted to pay me a compliment and attempted to say, "You look very slim today."  One of the Korean English teachers quickly interjected, "No, no, she's not slim.  It is just her dress which makes her LOOK slim." 

No, no I'm not slim. 


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #412 on: July 12, 2012, 07:32:36 am »
I recently had an open class and decided to wear my only dress to work.  I don't do dresses...I just...don't. 

EVERYONE freaked out. 

But the day's highlight was when one of my coworkers, not an English teacher, wanted to pay me a compliment and attempted to say, "You look very slim today."  One of the Korean English teachers quickly interjected, "No, no, she's not slim.  It is just her dress which makes her LOOK slim." 

No, no I'm not slim. 

OK fatso, how heavy are you and how tall/ short are you? We'd also need to know what odd features do you have?

Come on, what's the skinny?  :P

Edit: That was impolite, I'm joking.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2012, 09:05:31 am by livzy »


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #413 on: July 12, 2012, 07:44:10 am »
got a text from my co (who's really great) last night with some news on our upcoming Teacher Trip. it ended with this:

"[Principal] also wanted me to tell you this is Korean traditional bondage called 정. see u tomorrow :D"

I know what she meant, but  :o  :laugh:


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #414 on: July 12, 2012, 11:02:31 am »
Me: Mr Ha, my joint applicant, the person who came to Korea with me, wants to come and see my school this afternoon. Is that ok?
CoT: What is "join applicant"?
Me: Joint applicant is the person I applied to come to Korea with. EPIK allows people to apply to teach in Korea with another person or as a group of friends. My joint applicant teaches in Guryongpo.
CoT: How about you go there fter school?
Me: No Mr Ha, he doesn't want to see me, he wants to see the shcool.
CoT: Can I ask, why he want to see you?
Me: Mr Ha... He doesn't want to see me. But let's just forget I asked. Thanks anyway!

This is typical of the conversations we have.  ;)


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #415 on: July 12, 2012, 11:27:41 am »
Just curious, but why didn't you just say, "Mr. Ha, my friend would like to visit our school. He also teaches in Korea, in Guryonpo. Can he come?"

If you're dealing with a low level to intermediate speaker, why use "joint applicant" and long sentences and give yourself more of a headache? Especially since the average teacher/person in a school doesn't know anything about EPIK.

Me: Mr Ha, my joint applicant, the person who came to Korea with me, wants to come and see my school this afternoon. Is that ok?
CoT: What is "join applicant"?
Me: Joint applicant is the person I applied to come to Korea with. EPIK allows people to apply to teach in Korea with another person or as a group of friends. My joint applicant teaches in Guryongpo.
CoT: How about you go there fter school?
Me: No Mr Ha, he doesn't want to see me, he wants to see the shcool.
CoT: Can I ask, why he want to see you?
Me: Mr Ha... He doesn't want to see me. But let's just forget I asked. Thanks anyway!

This is typical of the conversations we have.  ;)
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #416 on: July 12, 2012, 11:52:22 am »
I thought this thread was for amusing anecdotes about language cock-ups and cultural miscommunications, not to take the mickey out of your colleagues.

Hint: Dave's is the other site.


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #417 on: July 12, 2012, 12:26:36 pm »
One of my "bigger" co-teachers:

"My students told me i look like shrek". He was wearing a green shirt at the time  :laugh:

"Do you masturbate?"

"I am too big and you are too much f***ing healthy!"

"Do you use cell phones in your country?"



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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #418 on: July 12, 2012, 02:18:21 pm »


"Do you masturbate?"


 :o Did he ask you that out of the blue, or what?


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Re: Funny Co-Teacher's Comments
« Reply #419 on: July 12, 2012, 02:24:06 pm »
Talking to one of my co-teachers about how Korean women make me feel fat..

Me: Yeah, I mean, I just wish I was skinnier. I feel fat compared to women here.
CoT: No, no. You are not too fat. Just a little fat. It's okay. You have boyfriend, anyway.

During my class for the Korean teachers who want to learn English..
Me: *writes cockpit on the board*
All the teachers: COCK?? Cockpit? What is cockpit?
Me: *still writing*
Teachers: Cock! Cock! What is meaning of cock?? Is a cock in a hole?
Me:  :laugh:

Another time during my teacher class (we were watching Lost)..
CoT: Dick? He called him a dick.
Me: Yeah, that's umm...someone who is a jerk and annoying.
CoT: Oh. So I can say to student, "You are dick"?
Me:  ??? No, no...it also means.......penis.
CoT:  :o