I said goodbye to one of my worst classes today. I was ready to swear at them as much as they were pretending to swear at me.
One of my worst students saw his final exam score and said something that sounded like “F@#kity F@#k” but which was most likely “Huckity Huck”. It seems they think they can get away with saying “Huck” since Japan doesn’t have a proper “fu” sound. It’s more of a “hu”.
Well, at least they can get away with it today. (On a regular day I’d make them write the swear words 500 times with a promise that the next time they’d need an entire notebook to finish.)
Today, though, I couldn’t have cared less. This led a couple students to experiment with “Sit” and “City” which in Japanese pronunciation usually come out as “Sh#t” and “Sh#tty”.
The funny part is, this is the best they’ve pronounced either of these words all year so I just let them sort of swear.
In the end, I was glad to be rid of this class. This means, of course, that I’ll get a large portion of them in class next year.
Huck that sit.