The top 10 quotes overheard in the classroom

2nd October 2015 at 12:23

We've selected 10 of the funniest comments overheard in the classroom from our archives. Have you heard anything as humorous since you've returned to school?

Tweet your entries to @tes with the hashtag #TESoverheard or email and the best entry of the week will win a prize.



Teacher: "What technique is being used in this poem?"

Student: "It's a metaphor."

Second student (laughing): "He said metaphor - that's when women don't get their periods anymore."



Student: "Bob Geldof went to Africa to shave the orphans."



Farmhand (pointing to the turkeys): "What do you think these are? Clue: you eat them at Christmas."

Student: "Sprouts."



Six-year-old student: "Miss, are you a lesbian?"

Teacher: "I don't think that's an appropriate question."

Student: "Well, you don't eat meat, do you?"

Teacher: "You mean vegetarian."



During a discussion in a history class.

Student: "In the war, some soldiers wore bulletproof breasts."



Watching a DVD of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Student whispering to neighbor: "Does he die in the end?"



Student: "In 1845, the Irish people were dying of salvation."



Student: "What's Obama's surname?"



A student is being reprimanded for making a toy gun.

Principal: "I was told you were pointing this at people and shouting 'bang, bang'."

Student (indignant): "I didn't!"

Principal: "Are you saying your teacher is lying?"

Student: "No, I said 'pow, pow'."



From a homework project in which students were asked to research the life and work of a famous scientist:

"Stephen Hawkins (sic) showed that space and time would start with the big band and end with black holes."


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