[b-hebrew] Exam Guffs

fred putnam fred.putnam at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 10:38:31 EDT 2010


I once received a paper from a student who, obviously just clicking
"correct" when he ran spell-check, lamented "David's sin with Bathtub". Or
perhaps that was a Freudian slip, compressing the entire story into a single
phrase.

Fred Putnam

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Uzi Silber <uzisilber at gmail.com> wrote:

> heres a good one:
>
> when i was in 10th grade (I attended a modern orthodox jewish school on
> Manhattan's upper east side)  a friend of mine had to speak iin front of
> our
> navi (prophets) class about a topic which now escapes my mind..
> In the course of his talk, he meant to say "the new version" but what he
> ended up saying was "the nude virgin."
>
> Uzi Silber
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM, James Christian <
> jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > lol, Reminds me of a student who once wrote an English essay on the
> > contraversial subject of the legalisation of cannabis. He wrote as the
> > title
> > of his essay:
> >
> > And God said "Let the earth bring forth grass" (Genesis 1:11)
> >
> > James Christian
> >
> > On 24 June 2010 17:19, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all!
> > >
> > > For those of you not on Facebook, I thought I’d post this on the list.
> > I’m
> > > marking a Hebrew exam at the moment. One particular question in this
> exam
> > > asked students to give the Hebrew for ‘Let there be light’. The answer,
> > of
> > > course, is יְהִי אוֹר. But one particular student gave the answer יְהִי
> > עוֹר
> > > , which means ‘Let there be leather’.
> > >
> > > And lo, I saw that it was very good.
> > >
> > > If you have your own Hebrew exam guffs to offer, feel free.
> > >
> > > GEORGE ATHAS
> > > Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
> > > www.moore.edu.au
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