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Anyone else laugh at the word "duty"?
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This isn't a vent, but I wasn't sure where to put it.

I'm almost 30 years old, but every time I say the word "duty", I lose it. I just cannot help it. In our reading series, duty is one of our vocab words. I barely made it through the lesson. As soon as I said it, the kids started to laugh and then I started laughing and the whole lesson almost fell to pieces. Maybe one day I'll get over it.


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There is a reason I teach 5th grade!
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We recently covered the unit about Civic duty, and seriously everytime the kiddos and I died laughing!!! I love it!
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This must be a regional thing. The word isn't a big deal where I've lived.

I do try to avoid the word hump though. That seems to be a biggie.
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I am really sorry... but I don't understand why it is funny... please explain


I kept saying it over and over... duty, duty, duty... to see if I could hear it, but didn't!

Very dissapointed in myself for not understanding!
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That is so funny that you posted this. My husband thinks it's hilarious. I will tell him to set the alarm for a certain time because I have morning duty and he cracks up. His favorite was when I had to "switch duty" with a co-worker one day. I thought he was going to pass out from laughing so hard.


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Duty. Vs. Doody (as in poop)
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I never thought anything of it until a couple of years ago when my whole class (I teach K) would crack up when I said I had recess duty. I switched to saying that I "had to be outside on the playground."
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This is the first year that I couldn't talk about balls....go figure.
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I actually laughed out loud reading your post...go figure
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"I actually laughed out loud reading your post...go figure"

!! Me too!!!

The worst is when I have to teach The signers of the Decleration of Independence.........


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our spellling list uses the word 'toot'. I have a hard time with that one...I'm afraid to ask the class to use it in a sentence!!
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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laugh every time I say I have recess duty on Thursdays. When they were younger they would run around the house yelling, "Mommy has duty!" on the day it was my duty day. They were 8 and 4 then. Now they are 16 and 12 and they still think it's funny.

Most of the teachers I work with think it's funny too. We all laugh when someone says the word.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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Earlier this year, my 8 year-old had to write alliterative sentences with his spelling words, and "duty" was one of the words. He and his 10-year-old brother cracked up over his sentence "David does doody duty at doggy daycare."

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Old 05-28-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Duty will always be a funny word to me.

My second graders got hung up on all kinds of things. When I taught them about compound sentences, they would always giggle about comma but. (Like, "I want to go to bed, but I have work to do.") No matter how many times they were reminded the but they're thinking about has two t's, they still got a case of the giggles.

P.S. I like your name and avatar, Mastershake. Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a funny show.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:11 AM
 
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I am a sub and when I have recess duty, very often I will have a kid call me "duty" when they need something or have a question on the playground. In the classroom when I am called teacher, I tell them my name, but on recess it is so funny to hear them say that. And I too laugh at the words duty and balls
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I've always had the same problem with the word but. We had it on our spelling list when I taught first grade. I guess I tried to over-deemphasize it ( I know that's not a word, but that's what I did). The kids always snickered. They still do that now that I teach third grade.
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Dooty was not a word used in my home growing up so it wasn't a big dal to me. However my own children used it (not from me, so must have been from friends or the school bus) and my 19 yo DD cracks up if I say I have bus duty or some other kind of duty at school.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:24 AM
 
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It IS a funny word. I teach 5th grade and I have learned to never say the word balls, in any context or form. There were some bouncy balls on the counter once and I asked, "Whose balls are these? Come get your balls and put them away." Oh mah gosh!
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I've never heard the word "doody" so using the word "duty" doesn't seem funny to me. Maybe it's a regional thing?

Although "but" is on our spelling list and the kids think that's hilarious. I have to explain the difference between "but" and "butt".
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I do laugh every time I say it. I have also told my kids that it is the funniest word in the English language. I remember when I was with one of my friends and we said the word and cracked up for like 30 minutes about "duty."
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Try saying Lake Titicaca (sp) to a room full of sophomores!
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I think it's regional...
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because I hadn't heard the word and I'm not young. My husband said it's a word used in the northeast.
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Remember the hilarious movie "Caddyshack"? When a Baby Ruth candy bar falls into the pool and is floating around, a girl screams, "DOODY, DOODY!"
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explain the difference between dam and damn when we were doing a story on beavers. Other teachers would pop in to laugh about me explaining "wood eating beavers." Thank goodness they were third graders.
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I'm also guessing it's a regional thing. I've never had a student giggle at that word. Recently, however, my class broke out laughing when I read the word "pampered".
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not duty, but..
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One time, one of my students was reading aloud and came to a sentence about "crepes," and the student said "creepy" instead of "crepes," and I busted out laughing and couldnt stop. It struck me as funny for some reason - it was about the way it sounded in the sentence, I think. BTW the students thought I was insane.

As for my students, they are are more likely to laugh at "dirty" sounding words/phrases.
We were reading a story and the kids were zoning out, but when I got to the part where *character A* gave it to *character B* anyway, they lost it. I replied, "If we were paying attention to the story, we would know that character A gave character B a *whatever it was* NOT whatever you were thinking." OMG freshman.
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I could not understand anything funny about duty --- because around here most people pronounce it dew-tee.
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Loving these responses! I'm dying laughing.....especially at the bouncy balls story.

Maybe it is a southern thing. We say duty all the time and it sound like doodie. I actually had a professor in college who cracked up at the word.

I don't know if anyone else watches the office, but I have a lot of "That's what she said" moments. I just say it to myself and keep on rolling.

It's the little things that get us through our stressful days.
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I laugh every time
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I say it, too! The balls statement is funny, too! It reminds me of the phrase I've yelled (and others I've seen posted here have too) at recess, "Hold your balls!" when we are lining up to come inside.
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We were just talking about using the word 'balls" at school yesterday and one teacher told the story of the time she heard a group of boys bouncing basketballs in the boys restroom during recess. She stood just outside the door to the restroom and yelled "Boys, stop playing with your balls in there!" Of course she didn't realize what her statement sounded like until the words were already out of her mouth.
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My daughters crack up whenever I say that word! Some mornings I will tell them that I am in a hurry because I have bus duty and they crack up and say "You just said duty".
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Yes, 5th graders laught at the word, among many (don't even read a story with the word nuts, or balls in it!). A couple of years ago a student was telling me that her dad was "immature." She said he always makes a big deal out of the word "duty" and when he was serving as an usher at church, he told them to sit quietly in the pew (pee-yew) until he finished his duty (dooty). I thought that was so funny!
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I've never heard the word "doody" so using the word "duty" doesn't seem funny to me. Maybe it's a regional thing?
I agree. Must be a regional thing.
I couldn't figure this post out either.
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Duty isn't a problem, but:
I always ask the boys to hold their playground equipment when they bounce the balls in the halls...
I also cringe at: climax(story) and Moby Dick(always in films and books).
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...explain the difference between dam and damn when we were doing a story on beavers.
I had to do this, too.
Duty isn't a problem here.
I did have a problem when I said, "Every Tom, Dick, and Harry knows this." One of my 2nd graders said, "That's a bad word." I said, "It's short for Richard." The rest of the class was confused. I changed the subject.
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Off of "duty" but on the visualization bit
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1st grade science assessment on solids, liquids, and gases.
"Draw and picture and explain an example of each" (not exact words but you get the idea)

One student turned in the following:

Solid "it is hard"
Liquid "it makes you wet"
Gas "everyone does it"

I could barely score that one without falling off my chair!
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I am laughing so hard, I can hardly type this! I so needed that, thanks for sharing!
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My kids don't find duty funny, but they get a kick out of nuts and balls. And we used to have a practice passage for our state test about sperm whales. I'll never read that one again!! I'm not a fan of articles with animals mating either. You can definitely tell who has older siblings in my class!!
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So funny Mastershake I'm 43 and have been teaching for seventeen years.

I look forward to the end of the first day of school every year when I announce to a group of fifth graders, "Okay, guys let's go, I've got duty on the steps!" Ha! or "Lets go, I've got step duty!"

You know your probably a fifth or sixth grade teacher if you actually enjoy the giggles that follow!
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My kids go bonkers every single afternoon when the announcements come on and they say:
"Patrols are dismissed and teachers who have DUTY are now dismissed."
Holy cow, it was funny the first time... but now it's irritates me!

I also had a "balls" incident today. I teach 5th, but in the mornings a 2nd grader comes in to work on one of my computers for an intervention program. Today he shouted across my room (full of quiet and busy 5th graders)... Mrs. SnackNapRead - your mouse has no balls!

Yup... the kids went nuts. Sure enough, the mouse had lost the little tracking ball that belongs under it. It took almost 15 minutes to get them to recover. I have to admit that I was laughing, too. The 2nd grader seem mystified.
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I love this post, not sure why, maybe because it is the end of the school year and I can look back fondly on our funny experiences with words...just to chime in with one funny example we have to teach. We teach Idaho history and a large part of that is Lewis and Clark. The name of the Newfoundland dog that they took along their journey was Seaman. We when get to this page in our book, I teach quickly and move on!! hehehe!
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Yep - when I taught 5th grade I couldn't use that word either. Had to say spheres! lol.
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I will never think about that word the same.
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This post is hilarious! I taught 5th grade this year and had trouble using "duty" and "balls" with them as well. I also have another funny balls story to add to the discussion. We have a male teacher on our 4th grade team and he said one day when going out to recess, "Don't worry, I brought the balls today..." He didn't realize how it sounded until we were all cracking up. We couldn't stop laughing about that all day!!
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I live in the south and had to teach a weather unit to 2nd graders. Every time I said the word "hail" you could hear someone whisper "she said a bad word." It didn't matter how many times I explained the difference between "hail" and "hell."
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One day when the kids were lined up after recess a couple of the boys were still bouncing their basketballs and I said "Boys hold on to your balls". BIG MISTAKE!!! (I teach 4th grade so you know how they find everything hilarious...) Although you know I was busting a gut about it later! Now I am careful to say BASKETball!
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Try reading "A Christmas Carol" to a room of seventh graders. They die laughing when we get to the line that Scrooge says, "He was very much attached to me was Dick. Poor Dick. Dear, dear." I tell them Dick is a man's name, but this line is very funny. Most of the boys are on the floor they are laughing so hard. I try to hold it in, but it is very funny. One year a girl said, "I don't get what is so funny." Of course we laughed even harder. Since I teach the same thing four times a day, I can count it down to this part and it never fails. They always laugh! You have to have a great sense of humor to be a teacher
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Too funny!!!
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Oh my gosh! These posts have made me laugh hysterically. I even shared them with my 2 teenage children. Our favorite is the one about the bouncy balls. Since I teach ESE, my students don"t get this type of stuff.
Thanks for sharing these stories, I totally enjoyed them.
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Needed the laugh today...
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The story that gets passed around the most at our school is when the male volleyball coaches told the female volleyball players "not to forget to bring their pads" to the game.
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We do not do duty in our state either...so it's a non issue here. The balls are an issue and we have to be creative in phrasing the hold on to those balls.

But the story in our school that cracks everyone up is the day the gym teacher taught the Kinders to do push ups. When he was finished explaining what to do one little guy said Mr.M now I know what my dad was doing with my mom last night!
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thank you so much for all the posts! I needed the laugh!!!! :-)
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At first I thought this must be a regional thing, but on Friday I asked another teacher to switch duty with me and he started to laugh and say "You want me to switch dooty with you?". Well in no time we were in stitches. Apparently some things cross borders, or maybe we are all just exhausted.
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This thread makes me laugh! As a science teacher, I do a unit with 2nd grade on properties of matter. There's a kid in every class who has to point out that passing gas is a gas when I ask for examples. And of course everyone cracks up, though I have to give the kid credit as they are EXACTLY right!
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My husband always cracks up when I complain about the duty schedule.

I was at a school once where the kids kept stealing the mouse balls from the computer lab, and all the teachers cracked up every time we talked about it.

I teach middle school, so there are SO MANY words I can't say (and a few numbers as well). Once in a while I'll say something and the kids giggle and I don't even know why! I have to google it later to find out what I accidentally said!

I have a set of animal alphabet stamps that I'm going to use for organizing my books, but the animal for B is beaver, so that one's out. I just won't have any categories that start w/ B. S is snake- do you think they'll make issue of that?
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thanks for the laughs!
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So many of these posts remind me of events from the last few years! I've never been one for potty humor, but spending innumerable hours with 9-10 year olds definitely keeps you young

The last week of school during an analogy activity, one of my students compared Icarus to Rep. Weiner and I had to help 2 of my boys off of the floor. Just when things had settled back down, one of my more serious students indignantly asked, "How in the world did he get people to vote for him with a name like that?" and "He should make it against the law to name your son 'Weiner!'" And the mayhem ensued again. That evening when I shared this story with my husband, he was brought to tears and still chuckles each time a news story appears.
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Beachgirl, your story made me think of something that happened when I taught third.

A few of my students were looking through one of our classroom library books. They came running up to my desk in such a panic. "Ms. Teacher, Ms. Teacher, there's a bad word in this book!" It was a page about Dick Cheney. They really thought the page was about something perverse. It took everything I had in me not to die laughing at them.
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