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Friendly names to call kids who make a stupid mistake

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noblegiraffe Wed 25-May-16 23:24:44

You know, the ones you have a good relationship with, not talking about berating some sensitive y7.

What, in mock exasperation, would you call a pupil who had e.g got a fiendishly difficult differential equation question wrong and you'd just spotted it was because they'd written 1x1=2?

PippaFawcett Wed 25-May-16 23:27:07

Plonker? Wally?

Beedoo123 Wed 25-May-16 23:28:05

Nana (as in banana!)

TisIthecat Wed 25-May-16 23:28:12


Rowanhart Wed 25-May-16 23:28:48

Na-Na. As in banana.

WishYouWereMine Wed 25-May-16 23:29:58

Picklepants :D

bakeoffcake Wed 25-May-16 23:31:01

Would twat be ok?

ConkerTriumphant Wed 25-May-16 23:31:02


blueemerald Wed 25-May-16 23:34:07

Lemon. Wally. Muppet if I have a very good relationship with them.
Also tend to go for nonsense food themed names, not sure why. Rhubarb, satsuma, cauliflower.... Quite odd now I think about it.

elephantoverthehill Wed 25-May-16 23:34:16

Twat would certainly not be ok! I use twit or numpty.

Wolfiefan Wed 25-May-16 23:36:20

NOT twat. Means cunt here.
Or plonker. Means wanker!

amysmummy12345 Wed 25-May-16 23:37:44

Silly sausage?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 25-May-16 23:37:55

Twat?? Seriously?

bakeoffcake Wed 25-May-16 23:39:29

I was jokinggrin

SheSparkles Wed 25-May-16 23:40:16


BlackDoglet Wed 25-May-16 23:40:30

Ninny or nana (narner) wink

smugmumofboys Wed 25-May-16 23:41:40

Pickle, banana brain, numpty.

MrsJacksonAvery Wed 25-May-16 23:41:43


RattusRattus Wed 25-May-16 23:42:49


PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 25-May-16 23:44:12

Daft thing, twerp.

Wolfiefan Wed 25-May-16 23:44:45

Surely it's better to point out what they did was daft rather than call them a name?

JeanSeberg Wed 25-May-16 23:46:01

How about not calling them anything?

Sultanashirls Wed 25-May-16 23:48:06

Bloody hell, you want to call them a name?

MangoMoon Wed 25-May-16 23:48:52


blueemerald Wed 25-May-16 23:49:55

hmm Heaven forbid we have a joke with the young people we spend 7 hours a day with. Reactions like that are one of the reasons I chose to work with children/teenagers and not adults.

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