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I once was in a programming class where the task was "build a calculator". A student did one with buttons 1, 2, 3 all the way up to about 25 and then ran out of space on the screen. We've asked this before but liked it so much we're asking again: What's the best example of ignorance you've encountered?

(, Thu 30 Aug 2012, 12:30)
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The words you never say
Not the rude ones, oh no. Everyone says those eventually.

I mean the ones that there's no normal reason to say. The words you can define perfectly well, but never tried pronouncing.

A professional meeting, aged 27, was NOT the best place to find out that 'Antelope' does NOT rhyme with 'Penelope'. But everyone else had a damn good laugh.
(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 20:12, 11 replies)
You fucking idiot.

(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 20:12, closed)
agreeing with badge on this one.

(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 22:35, closed)
I did similar.
Apparently it's "orange-ry" not "oh-ran-gery".
(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 21:41, closed)

(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 22:05, closed)
I want to know what meeting you were in that
involved antelope.
(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 21:42, closed)

off-topic conversation while the projector was set up: One colleague present had recently been home to Botswana and mentioned a trip through one of the wildlife preserves, and events led onward with a tedious inevitability...
(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 21:55, closed)
So you're going to pretend never to have seen a wildlife programme on the television for the sake of making up a story for an internet forum?
Good work.
(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 22:46, closed)
I used to assume that Penelope rhymed with Antelope,
which is the other way around from your story.
(, Mon 3 Sep 2012, 23:13, closed)
so you're going to pretend never to have seen whacky races etc etc

(, Tue 4 Sep 2012, 7:57, closed)
I didn't watch
with subtitles.
(, Tue 4 Sep 2012, 10:03, closed)
I had the same thing with 'lingerie'
Thinking it rhymed with "finger me"

Except that was because I'd only ever had furtive pre-puberty glances at the pages of the Grattan catalogue while enjoying the strange new sensations in my pee pee.

And that I grew out of it (the igorance, not the enjoyment derived from looking at fit birds in their pants) when I was about 12, not 27, FFS.
(, Tue 4 Sep 2012, 17:11, closed)

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