Don't make my glacial mistake!
03-15-2013, 12:57 PM
Thought you all could understand and get a chuckle out of this one.
My kids are creating earth science notebooks this semester. They add to it; I add to it. Sometimes when I don't find on the internet or in a book exactly what I want, I make a one-page sheet for their notebooks.
Today was how glaciers form and move.
My sentence was supposed to say:
The older snow is compacted by the weight of the snow on top of it.
Well, my spell checker didn't catch it because it is a word, but my (not proofread, obviously) sheet said:
The older snow is compacted by the weight of the snot on top of it.
So, sheets are passed out and the kids are putting them in their science notebooks when a sweet little boy said, "Mrs G, looks like you have a typo." I remember spell checking it. What could it be.
I was horrified.
Yes, the file's been changed and everyone will get a new CORRECT one.
The boys (and some girls) enjoyed THAT one.
I guess I can just be thankful it wasn't a bleep-it-out word.