A schoolteacher was 'taken aback' last week, by a girl's seeming lack of spelling ability in the English language.
A Science class of 9-year-old students, having been asked to take five objects from their bags, list them, and say whether they thought the five objects would float or sink when put in water, rummaged for all they were worth, which was not much.
Out from their bags came pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, rulers, erasers, crayons, books, bottles of water, and the like. After one student had asked the teacher, Moys Kenwood, about the spelling of 'pencil sharpener', it was quickly written on the board.
Things came of the rails a bit, however, when one girl asked the teacher:
"Teacher, how to spell USB?"
Another student offered:
Others confirmed this.
Then, as sarcasm slowly started to emerge, some 'bright spark' asked:
"How do you spell TV?", and laughed.
Another 'smart Alec' said:
"Teacher, how can I spell 'CD'? And 'DVD'? And 'OK'?"
This was followed by sniggering.
Teacher Moys subsequently announced that there would be a spelling test the next day, and gave a list of spellings for the students to learn. These included:
Many students did fairly well in the test.