Tonyblack wrote:The 'if' kind of says (to me) that I'm not sorry for what I've said and 'if' you were offended then it's your fault for being offended, not mine for being offensive.
I agree - that one is really annoying!
swreader wrote:Q, I suspect you may be recalling the thought of William in Truth as he listens to Mr. Windling spouting offensive nonsense about Vetinari letting in too many non-humans, and ends his comment with the phrase "No offense." William wonders why people don't avoid saying offensive things and just tack on the comment. The dwarf at the table says nothing, but neatly removes the top of his egg with an ax.
Bouncy Castle wrote:Lynden Dorval, 61, has been a physics teacher at Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton, Canada, and has worked in the local public school system for 35 years.
At the end of the school year in June, he faced a dilemma: a school policy that forbids teacher from giving a zero grade to students (the new requirement: "assigning behaviour codes for formative assessments") was in the way of his doing just that to students who had failed to turn in their work.
"It's promoting students without having them do the work," he says, so he ignored the policy in favor of grading the kids on actual work. But, he said, "students were always allowed to make up their zero." He was suspended for 21 days.
When he appealed the suspension, he was terminated. He now faces a new dilemma: he can retire, and protect his pension, or file a lawsuit, and risk losing everything.
Other Canadian provinces have given up on their "no zero" policies because "it proved to be a complete disaster" for students, a teacher in Manitoba said.
Eel be sore in the morning. I'm sure that brought 'im to eel.
Sister Jennifer wrote:
No, no... That's a Moray!
Conforumist wrote:"Darwin Awards"! That's what I was trying to remember for my toothpick swallowing fiasco! ..think I should submit it?
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