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We all know someone who's a little bit strange - Mum's UFO abduction secret, or the mad Uncle who isn't allowed within 400 yards of Noel Edmonds.

Tell us about your family eccentrics, or just those you've met but don't think you're related to.

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(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:08)
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Yet more teachers. Sorry
No Chemistry ones for me, sadly - my Chemistry teacher was just an arse. I blame him for me being a geeky computer person instead of a vet. Sniff. I could be looking at a poorly kitteh now instead of a flatscreen monitor. Anyway...

Mr R - Latin. Proper old-skool Life of Brian-style Latin Master. AMBULO, AMBULAS, AMBULAT... etc. Barking orders at people and calling all the boys by their surnames. Spent every break-time striding up and down the quad smoking his pipe. Dead now. RIP.

Mr N - Latin. Completely different from Mr R - a wishy-washy sort. Easily distracted, much to our delight - simply mention a topic of interest and he'd be off rambling about it for the entire 80 minute lesson and we wouldn't have to do any actual work. Latin mottos was always a good one.

Mr P - French. Would write in ransom-note style on the board, mixing up upper and lower case and going off at funny angles. Regularly pretended to play golf with the whiteboard pen. For our weekly 10-question vocab test, there would always be a completely random question 11 like "nuclear power station" or "baby wild boar".

Miss W - English. Always going off on a tangent about something and then exclaiming "Oh, you must all think I'm potty!" We nicknamed her Potty Dotty Big Botty. Once described how she was driving past a field and saw some lambs jumping about and had to pull her car over because she was wetting herself so much watching them. Riiiight. I loved her though, in a slightly teenage-lesbian-crush way, she was ace.

Mr C - English. Screaming homosexual. Once turned up to a lesson with his usually-greying-black hair dyed bright blond, and announced "That's the last time I take something from a strange man on the beach"
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 14:17, 3 replies)
Loved the quotation from the last one!

My Japanese lecturer is a lovely woman who often comes out with fantastic one-liners, such as when referring to childish games of sumo wrestling she used to play with her friends: "I could take them from all angles!!"
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 23:18, closed)
Blimey, it's over twenty years since I learnt any Latin and that just popped straight into my head.
(, Sat 1 Nov 2008, 8:52, closed)
Bam, bas, bat, bamis, batis, bant (probably wrong now...been a long time)
What is it with Latin teachers? mine was Mr Jones - great bloke, I've had a few beers with him since school.

Anyway, he HATED the welsh (and with a name like Jones...go figure). There was this one guy in the class - Bryn - VERY welsh, and the teacher would get drawn into something completely off-topic and end up drawing a map of the British Isles on the board - but would ALWAYS leave out Wales claiming it 'wasn't important'. Every time, Bryn would fly into a rage making for a memorable lesson...ah, school days.

I got a 'U' in Latin.
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 13:58, closed)

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