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15 Times Teachers Said the Wrong Word and Wanted to Crawl in a Hole and Die


15 Times Teachers Said the Wrong Word and Wanted to Crawl in a Hole and Die

Using the wrong word in front of students makes for some mighty awkward and embarrassing teacher moments! We asked the Bored Teachers community about their most embarrassing teacher moments when the wrong word came out in class… and here are some worthy of wishing the floor would swallow us up.

1. “Pornographic instead of phonographic”

Thomas Edison was the inventor of pornographic devices.

2. “Orgasm instead of organism”

What are the five types of orgasms?

15 Times Teachers Said the Wrong Word and Wanted to Crawl in a Hole and Die

3. “Uterus instead of nucleus”

DNA is stored in the uterus of the cell.

4. “Circumcised instead of circumscribed”

Show me an example of a circumcised triangle.

5. “Condom instead of common”

Circle the facts the two presidents have in condom.

6. “Bitch instead of witch”

Today we’re going to discuss the Salem bitch trials.

7. “Erection instead of election”

Write a two-page summary of the 2020 presidential erection.

8. “Nipple instead of nickel”

How many nipples add up to a dollar?

9. “Fart instead of part”

Pay attention so you know when it’s time to read your fart.

10. “Testicles instead of tentacles”

Who can tell me how many testicles an octopus has?


11. “Erect instead of correct”

Please check your neighbor’s work to see if their answers are erect.


12. “Crap instead of scrap”

Throw away your crap paper before lunch.


13. “Foreplay instead of foreshadow”

Who can tell me the ways the author used foreplay in this story?

14. “Boobies instead of boo-boos”

Do you need Band-Aids for your boobies?

Tag @BoredTeachers on social media to share your most embarrassing teacher moments and wrong word mix-ups!

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Rachael Moshman
Rachael Moshman, M.Ed., an editor at Bored Teachers, is a mom, educator, writer, and advocate for self-confidence. She's been a teacher in classrooms of infants through adult college students. She loves pizza, Netflix and yoga. Connect with her at [email protected]
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