8 hilarious times students misheard their teachers

Teaching can lead to some hilarious misunderstandings - as these teachers proved when they took to Twitter to share some of their funniest anecdotes

Jacob Moreton

Pupils mishearing in lessons can lead to some funny moments

Whether it’s a one-off mistake or recurring confusion, every teacher has had to deal with a child mistaking one word for another in a lesson, often with hilarious results. 

In a recent Twitter thread, teachers shared some of their students’ funniest gaffes, underlining just how farcical things can get - and why it's part of the joy of working with young people.

Here are some of our favourites:

1. An innocent mistake


2. Sister or shape?


3. In fact, spheres come up a lot


4. Tears in Devon


5. Rubberly love


6. Schoolchildren on safari



7. Darker than expected


8. Keeping a straight face

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