By tpj24 - 08/01/2014 00:00 - United States - Ankeny

Today, I had to explain to one of my high school students that the importance of Pearl Harbor was not, in fact, because the Japanese stole the US pearl supply. FML
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Rest assured that I set the student straight.

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RenoTheRhino 30

It seems that you have a lot of teaching to do.

Jeez... Do people seriously believe that?


Jeez... Do people seriously believe that?

What if the student was an exchange student?

How is it "students"? There is one student, who may be an exchange student; one student cannot be "exchange students".

No 28 the FML says students. DUH. That what 39 was trying to tell you. Try reading.

Actually, it says "ONE OF my high school students".

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Be thankful it was only one student, otherwise the whole "lost faith in humanity" hammer would've been brought down.

JMichael 25

Unfortunately number 1 some people are just that ignorant.

#28 I don't think being an exchange student is an excuse.

This isn't fyl, this is f*ck the future of America.

Being a foreign exchange student is not an excuse, that's like saying an American student shouldn't be expected to know about the German invasion of Poland just because it obviously didn't take place in America.

RenoTheRhino 30

It seems that you have a lot of teaching to do.

Agreed #2 and OP at least they knew it was between Japan and the U.S. Haha

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little *BOY. Jeez Stormfront, you do know very little about historic US military operations despite being a wannabe service member.

JocelynKaulitz 28

25, what would that have to do with anything?

The atomic bomb names. Fat Man and Little Boy.

Thank god someone besides me got those references... Forget OPs student you guys need to brush up on your history...

Don't stoop to that level, #75. Accept criticism with grace. He ruined his own comment when he couldn't remember the bomb names.

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Oh I know what "MOS" stands for. "Modicum of Service" that you haven't ever provided.

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Well you're a disgrace to all active, reserved, and retired servicemen. Never before have I met a member of ANY branch of the military as big-headed and arrogant as you are. Not to mention cocky.

BubbleGrunge 18

Seize the opportunity OP, and educate those teens!

Damian95 16

Make the world a better place!

They already do that on a daily basis though #3! I mean, OP IS a teacher!

Looks like you have some work to do with them! Good luck OP.

vic55jets 13

Shame on their previous teachers.

jazzy_123 20

shame on the students! Pearl harbor is an event that is literally discussed every school year after they start middle school.

ashsaunde 13

That's not necessarily true. I was never taught about Pearl Harbor in school or several other major history events. The only reason I've learned about them is because my dad is a huge history buff.

Well, yes, that student didn't know because they weren't educated! You educated them! They're now slightly less stupid. Good job, OP.

No, they are exactly same stupid idiots like before, just with little more knowledge.

Dear #86, The sentence should read: No, they are *the exact same* stupid idiots *as* before. They just have a little bit more knowledge. If you're going to insult people, at least make sure your grammar is accurate before doing so.

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Oh....sorry missed that....only human guys made a mistake

Regardless of the grade, it's one of the most famous (unfortunate) events in American history. You should know about it.

16- It's fine, it's easy to miss a word or two when you're reading casually. 17- You have to learn everything about history for a first time, so if the students were in a lower grade they may have not learned about Pearl Harbor yet.

missyfiona89 28

human girls don't make mistakes.

Human girls cut themselves for bieber before...

catella_fml 12

Can't tell if they are dumb or trolling? Anyway you've got some work to do...

'Murica. At least they know now, and were hopefully listening.

michaelaranda 28

your profile says you're from california....

skittycat213 19

#51 As much as I hate to admit it, we have white trash here in California too...

Calling the United States of America Murica* is easily one of the stupidest ******* things that has gained fame on the internet.