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#IOTW: Idioms related to education and school

  1. Easy as ABC. Meaning: very easy.
    • Example:
      • “Learning mathematics is easy as ABC.”
  1. Bookworm. Meaning: someone who reads a lot
    • Example:
      • “No wonder she is genius. She is a bookworm.”
  1. Brainstorm. Meaning: try to develop idea or think of a new idea.
    • Example:
      • “In this group discussion, we need to brainstorm for our environment campaign.”
  1. Call the roll. Meaning: call students’ names on a roll and expect them to answer if they are there.
    • Example:
      • “Every morning when the class starts, the teacher calls the roll.”
  1. Cap and gown. Meaning: a special cap called a mortarboard and a special robe which is worn in academic ceremony.
    • Example:
      • “The students wore cap and gown on their graduation day.”
  1. Count noses. Meaning: to count the number of people.
    • Example:
      • “The teacher stopped to count the nose several times during the field trip.”
  1. Cover a lot of ground. Meaning: to complete a lot of material in a class or course.
    • Example:
      • “I covered a lot of ground in Physics class last semester.”
  1. Cow college. Meaning: a school where farming or agriculture is studied.
    • Example:
      • “He graduated from cow college in America.”
  1. Crack a book. Meaning: to open a book to study (usually used in the negative)
    • Example:
      • “It shocked me when I got my test result. It was good although I didn’t crack a book that much.”
  1. Crank out a paper. Meaning: to write a paper or essay in mechanical way.
    • Example:
      • “I have to crank out a paper to pass this subject.”

 

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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#EngTalk: School and Education Related Puns

Since some of you liked the coffee related pun session last week, admin decided to do another one this week :)

This time – related to school and education :) Let’s entertain ourselves with some puns this Saturday :D

Seperti yang dijawab @mgibrann11 minggu lalu, pun adalah plesetan kata atau diketahui sebagai “play of word(s)” :)

Jika puns berikut ini ada yang tidak jelas, silahkan bertanya atau mention :) Yuk simak school/education puns berikut ini

  1. On the shelf there are ten MATH books, five GEOGRAPHY books, and the rest is HISTORY.
  2. Why did the schoolboy take a ladder to school? It was HIGH SCHOOL.
  3. The ROUNDEST knight at King Arthur’s round table was SIR CUMFERENCE

(SIR CUMFERENCE was from the word CIRCUMFERENCE)

  1. What do you call a JACKET that’s ON FIRE? A BLAZER!

(A blazer is a jacket used as the outer piece of some schools’ uniform, such in the UK – but “blaze” also means fire)

  1. A rule of GRAMMAR: DOUBLE NEGATIVES are a NO-NO.

(Well, it’s a joke on double negatives :) )

  1. To WRITE with a BROKEN PENCIL is POINTLESS.
  2. No matter how much you push the ENVELOPE, it’ll still be STATIONERY.

(it’s supposed to be “stationary” as it is still, and envelope is a stationery after all)

  1. He said I was AVERAGE – but he was just being MEAN.

(This one is pretty general, but it did use mathematical words)

  1. What did the TRIANGLE say to the CIRCLE? You’re so POINTLESS.

(Poor Circle.. Of course, the circle is round, it has no points like the triangle)

  1. I need to do my PHILOSOPHY homework but I just KANT.

(It’s supposed to be CAN’T. Immanuel KANT is a well known philosopher)

  1. Sometimes a PENCIL SHARPENER is needed in order to make a GOOD POINT.
  2. My grade in MARINE BIOLOGY is below SEA-LEVEL.

(It might have mean that the student got a grade below C, or the student did not get a good grade in general)

  1. A RUBBER BAND PISTOL was CONFISCATED from ALGEBRA CLASS, because it was a WEAPON OF MATH DISRUPTION.

(It comes from the phrase weapon of mass destruction – but in this case it is after all a Math Disruption :D)

  1. The student was an AGGRESSIVE learner – he HIT the books.

(Not literally, he is just a fast learner so he looks for the books he need straight away, what a good kid)

  1. MATH teachers have lots of PROBLEMS

(Well… all mathematic questions are known as “problems” :) )

So I hope today has been fun for you all and of course useful :)

 

@Celliacordhitta: i had an examination about pun and other figures of speech few days ago, but i didn’t found that it could be this fun”

“@senorjoey: Today’s #EngTalk is so entertaining! Thank you admin @EnglishTips4U, esp for the Mathematics part.. Hahaa”

@anggraenidevi: very entertaining! I love puns.” Glad you liked it :)

 

@rifafam: gangerti yang ini ._. – Re: 1. On the shelf there are ten MATH books, five GEOGRAPHY books, and the rest is HISTORY.”

Ada frase bahasa Inggris “the rest is history” yang artinya “selebihnya sudah lewat”

Jadi disini, dikatakan “Di rak ini ada 10 buku Matematika, 5 buku Geografi dan selebihnya Sejarah”

Padahal yang dimaksud adalah, yang lain sudah lewat atau sudah tidak diingat lagi, sudah lupa

@rifafam: thanks! ^^” Sama-sama, semoga sudah jelas sekarang :)

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on January 17, 2015

 

Source:

http://www.punoftheday.com/cgi-bin/disppuns.pl?ord=S&cat=11&sub=1101&page=1

http://www.punoftheday.com/cgi-bin/disppuns.pl?ord=S&cat=11&sub=1102&page=1

http://cybraryman.com/puns.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tob/18-puns-for-educated-minds-biby#.pb8gxJ3V2