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Journal of No. 118


December 2nd, 2008

Two items for today @ 01:38 pm


First, "students from non-religious independent schools had the lowest cheating rate, 47 percent, compared to 63 percent of students attending religious schools."

So do students of religious schools cheat more on tests, or lie less on polls?



And now an online translation FAIL:

母ガスを分解せずに検出できる新ガス分析法
"My mother can detect gases without degrading the new gas analysis method."

I'll overlook the fact that you're selling your mother and that she has rather unusual properties, but can I really stick your mother's head inside a molecular-beam epitaxy chamber?
 
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From:dogofthefuture
Date:December 2nd, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of translation fails, did you see the one from Wales where some guy's Welsh out of office e-mail response was taken to be the actual translation of road directions? It ended up on a sign. Which is pretty hilarious. I think it's near the top of the Failblog right now.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that was splendid.
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From:the_undertow
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
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i totally cheated in high school. though i didnt cheat in your class, which could be why i didn't excel in physics.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:December 3rd, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
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Tsk tsk.
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From:the_undertow
Date:December 3rd, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
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i know, i should have cheated. ;]
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:December 3rd, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
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But then (assuming I found out) I would despise you. You wouldn't want that.
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From:the_undertow
Date:December 3rd, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
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that'd be sad. you were one of three teachers i liked in high school. the other two weren't around long enough for you to meet. one left after a year (probably for the same reasons you left), and the other didn't even last a year... i think she was fired for "misconduct," but that might have been a rumor...
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From:the_undertow
Date:December 3rd, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
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you would have been surprised if you knew the girls who did cheat. they were all seemingly innocent hard workers...

then there was margot and me. we once cheated off of each other on a pre-calc exam and got a 24%. we couldn't even come up with half a brain for that test :\

karma- thou art a cruel mistress.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:December 3rd, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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you would have been surprised if you knew the girls who did cheat. they were all seemingly innocent hard workers...

Oh, I have my suspicions, but I was seldom able to catch them red-handed. But you're right, I'm sure I could still be unpleasantly surprised by what I didn't know or suspect.
From:aaronjv
Date:December 3rd, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
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I never know how to answer those cheating questions. I believe i cheated, but I cheated by giving the jocks the answers to the tests so they wouldn't beat me up (the big varsity football players who were in the lower level math classes and struggling to keep their C-average up and stay on the team).

But yeah, I cheated once at a religious school: for a test in religion class, I copied the chapter/verse numbers of the Bible passages we were supposed to memorize on a slip of paper on the back of my wristwatch.

I'm proud that I can't (won't?) memorize Bible passages or book/chapter/verse.

Journal of No. 118