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Reeling in horror - teacher has put a MUST OF in DS's reading record book

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UnquietDad Mon 25-Feb-08 15:54:25

It's there in black biro. In the comment on his record book. Apologising for missing a page and saying they "must of" skipped over it last week.


From a teacher.





It's like finding a turd in his lunchbox.

Help me, pedants. You are my only hope.

(Glances down corridor, bends and removes tape.)

fransmom Mon 25-Feb-08 15:55:42



its must <space> have

the teacher's school report will now read: "must do better"


yorkshirepudding Mon 25-Feb-08 15:55:57

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UnquietDad Mon 25-Feb-08 15:56:58

Teacher's handwriting... and... shudder... initials...

SheikYerbouti Mon 25-Feb-08 15:58:13

UQD, I am beginning to think that you need to give everyone in and associated with your school a lesson on the fundamentals of the English Language. I mean, there's the PTA woman with the heinously dreadful use of apostrophes and exclamation marks and now this.]

There's no hope for the next generation, is there?

yorkshirepudding Mon 25-Feb-08 15:58:58

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UnquietDad Mon 25-Feb-08 15:59:02

And it's a "good" school! Top 5 out of 130-odd in the city!

NoBiggy Mon 25-Feb-08 15:59:05

Of course, if this happens often enough it'll just "become" correct.

So nip it in the bud.

Stab him/her at the next parents' evening.

People will understand.


UnquietDad Mon 25-Feb-08 15:59:24

yes, Mustofa Leak

yorkshirepudding Mon 25-Feb-08 15:59:57

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GetOrfMoiLand Mon 25-Feb-08 16:01:20

Help me, pedants. You are my only hope.

(Glances down corridor, bends and removes tape.)

What you msut do (PLEASE do this) is cross out the 'of' and write 'have' next to it. In red pen

UnquietDad Mon 25-Feb-08 16:01:39

And his sister Wouldof...

UnquietDad Mon 25-Feb-08 16:02:25

Oi be going to do just that, Getorf.

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Feb-08 16:03:32

Definitely ask if Mustof is a new class member - I like it!

Boco Mon 25-Feb-08 16:04:55

The teacher must of got one of them special teaching diplomas from the University of Pencilvania, Interweb, 2234788.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 25-Feb-08 16:05:54

<<shoves uqd into a load of cowpats for mocking westcountry accent>>

fransmom Mon 25-Feb-08 16:08:41

it thought it was gerroff moi lan?
<i do live in sw btw grin>

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 25-Feb-08 16:11:55


TrinityRhino Mon 25-Feb-08 16:14:35

correct it with a red marker and comment 'must try harder'


UnquietDad Mon 25-Feb-08 16:15:41

I didn't realise you were a genuine SW-er, getorf. I thought you were just a fan of Viz and "Farmer Palmer"!

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 25-Feb-08 16:16:12

I'm incandescent on your behalf Unquiet

fransmom Mon 25-Feb-08 16:20:38

<<fullstops and commas, please, mas grin>>

mumofdjandp Mon 25-Feb-08 16:22:10

circle it and write beside it

u havin a larf?wink

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 25-Feb-08 16:34:50

no, am genuine clotted cream eater and fan of scrumpy.

I don't speak with a Devon accent, though, though, honest guv. But my gran had the stongest wurzel accent known to mankind smile

SheikYerbouti Mon 25-Feb-08 16:44:50

Rofl at "Pencilavnia" and "Mustofa Dictionary"

I once spoke to a woman on the phone at work,. who answered "A Quittable Life." "Surely you mean Equitable Life," said I. "Yes," she said" "That's wot I said, A Quittable Life."

I found out a few years later while reading the paper that she was probably not far from the mark.

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