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AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Fri 22-Mar-13 18:21:43

I've just spent ages trying to work out what 'aldernuff' meant in one of my year 10 books. He used it repeatedly in an article about healthy meals...

MaryMotherOfCheeses Fri 22-Mar-13 18:24:15

Old enough?

May Aldernuff is a word for a young Adult wink

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Fri 22-Mar-13 18:27:38

Yep. I think that's what it is. It just made me chuckle that he clearly thinks it's all one word.

My absolute favourite mistake came from the child who said 'Frankenstein didn't think the monster threw properly'

YoullNeedATray Fri 22-Mar-13 19:06:34

One of Henry VIII's wives was Amber Lynn :-)

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Fri 22-Mar-13 19:32:08

Amber Lynn. Chuckle. Brilliant.

BrianButterfield Fri 22-Mar-13 19:34:29

I once got asked how to spell 'psychic' while my class were writing detective stories. I thought nothing of it until I read all about Sherlock Holmes, and his psychic, Watson.

StuffezLaBouche Sat 23-Mar-13 15:40:03

One of mine was doing a bar chart to show people's favourite drinks and managed to abbreviate Hot Chocolate to "hot cock." I did take a sneaky picture on my phone.

StuffezLaBouche Sat 23-Mar-13 15:40:36

Ha, love that, Brian!

gwenniebee Mon 25-Mar-13 17:25:11

I enjoyed an illustration of "buboes" (the swellings that come with black death, often under the armpits). Picture was of a stick man with enormous circles under his armpits (picture it), labelled "BUUBS". grin

geogteach Mon 25-Mar-13 19:33:04

An A level geography group doing a role play about a new development, one boy mistakenly took on the role of a naturist instead of a naturalist!

PotteringAlong Mon 25-Mar-13 19:35:47

As an RE teacher I usually get at least one pupil a year writing about the erection rather than the resurrection.

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Mon 25-Mar-13 20:59:39

Laughing out loud at a lot of these. I did loads of marking over the weekend. Not one funny mistake sad

sashh Tue 26-Mar-13 05:48:22

My best ever was dogs having rabbis.

Jojo3973 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:43:19

I once had a year two boy who wrote in a story "no fuck you said the dog." When I got him to read it back to me to see if he would squirm he read "no fank you said the dog!!! Was about to call his mother in!!

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sun 31-Mar-13 21:20:50

One of my pupils is convinced that cuppertea is all one word - when I explained it was cup of tea she insisted that her nan says 'cuppertea' and it must be one word

cardibach Mon 01-Apr-13 21:43:30

I read a piece once based on a book in which the eldest daughter of a family in crisis is force dinto the sex industry to support the family. or, as this pupil wrote, she 'kept their heads above water on her immoral earrings'. THe mind boggles.
I also liked the boy who write about his date with his new 'grill fiend'. Excellent description, as it happens.

dizzyhoneybee Sun 07-Apr-13 17:23:38

A very religious child wrote "We went on a walk and I saw a sin" - meaning sign.

TwllBach Sun 07-Apr-13 17:30:56

Slightly different sort f mistake, but on a maths test where a child was asked to name the shape the net shown would make (which was a triangular prism) a child wrote "a pencil wrapped in a blanket" grin

LadyMountbatten Sun 07-Apr-13 17:32:24

i used to get burned to the steak a lot. bloody tudors

last week a girl stuck an ( unused) ST in someones book as a laugh hmm

LadyMountbatten Sun 07-Apr-13 17:32:43

also AMblin for ANne Boelyn

melonribena Thu 11-Apr-13 10:36:01

A year one boy in my class wrote him name 'Angus' on his work, unfortunately he missed out the 'g'

melonribena Thu 11-Apr-13 10:36:27

*his name!

complexnumber Sat 13-Apr-13 13:47:57

Q. A family went on holiday for two weeks on the 25th of July, what was the date of their return.

A. 39th of July

ReadytoOrderSir Thu 18-Apr-13 21:48:27

One of my class wrote today that he was happy that his friend had got an extinction in their piano exam. grin

TheHappyCamper Thu 18-Apr-13 21:58:20

I had one child write about the soon army that hit Japan grin

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