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Maneesh Godbole
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Was googling after reading Dieter's reply here and....


Can't decide if I should laugh or cry after finding the gem here (source)


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J. Kevin Robbins
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It makes me want to just give up hope. So much for the American public education system. I just keep reminding myself that half the people I meet have below average intelligence.


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Karthik Shiraly
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Possible autocorrect blooper?
fred rosenberger
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J. Kevin Robbins wrote:So much for the American public education system.
Why do you assume this is due to the American education system?


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J. Kevin Robbins
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fred rosenberger wrote:
J. Kevin Robbins wrote:So much for the American public education system.
Why do you assume this is due to the American education system?

Good point. Maybe just because our system has deteriorated so much. Like the story from a teacher who easily convinced his students that the ancient Roman Empire was located in southern California. I wish I could find that link now. More stuff here.

I'm still trying to figure out what "the hall of cost" is supposed to mean.
fred rosenberger
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J. Kevin Robbins wrote:I'm still trying to figure out what "the hall of cost" is supposed to mean.

Holocaust
Jayesh A Lalwani
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Yeah it's probably autocorrect that messed it up.

I blame Steve jobs, not the education system.
J. Kevin Robbins
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Yeah, after I posted that I was walking to the lunchroom going "hail of coast", "hall of cast", hmm, "hallofcost". Oh! Holocaust. Jeez. Not even close.
J. Kevin Robbins
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Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:Yeah it's probably autocorrect that messed it up.

I blame Steve jobs, not the education system.

If only it were that simple.
 
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