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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic tells us: "My dad's friend told us there's no such thing as gravity - it's just the weight of air holding us down". Tell us of times you've been floored by abject stupidity. "Whenever I read the Daily Express" is not a valid answer.

(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 16:48)
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And these people are allowed to live...
Best Beloved is a maths teacher, doing her level best to educate the 16 to 19 years-olds of this once fine country.

One day I arrived home to find her in a somewhat despondent mood. She'd been trying to drum the concept of fractions into the heads of a particularly recalcitrant bunch who were arguing vociferously that they had no need of such rubbish in a modern world.

Sighing she begun to explain using a diagram of a cake, cutting into halves, quarters, eighths etc...

Suddenly their little ears prick up, and the class is all exited attention.

"So, miss, right. A half, is like, a fraction yeah ?"

"Yes, it is. Cutting the cake into two equal pieces..."

"Okay, so like a quarter is a fraction, that's like half of a half ?"

"That's right! and an eigth is a half of a quarter." she replies, somewhat surprised by this genius level of creativity.

"So, right, if I'm buyin' an eighth off Tooma for a tenner, an' de likkle fucker says he'll sell me a sixteenth for £15. I is right to be cuttin' his face for rippin'me. Yeah ?"
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 12:37, 6 replies)
I have to deal with this shit EVERY DAY.
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 12:48, closed)
Yes, if he charges more on the sixteenth than the eighth it is both right and proper to cut his face.

(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 12:54, closed)
As is proper to do to anyone who [ab]uses those disgusting substances called drugs.

(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 20:06, closed)
A 8th
for a tenner? damnnnn
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 15:14, closed)
Loads of this
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 15:18, closed)
Surely the reply is
"That would be an inappropriate thing to do, but you would be correct in that the sixteenth should cost less than the eighth."

And then confiscate the product.
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 18:13, closed)

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