I wish the internet (as we know it) had been around when I was in the fifth grade. I had a teacher who was so terrible at pronouncing words. And, yes, English was her first language.

Take for example, the time she accused me of copying the poem I’d just turned in. “You play-gar-ized this,” she said. “Do you mean plagiarized?” I asked. She puffed herself up like a proud hen and said, “It’s pronounced play-gar-ized; it’s spelled with a g!”

Showing her the pronunciation in the dictionary did no good. If there had been the internet, I would have made a compilation video of hundreds of people saying the word correctly. She still might not have believed it, stubborn thing that she was, but it would have been satisfying.

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discoverynews:

Testicle-Munching Fish: All That Dangerous?
A sharp-toothed, testicle-biting cousin to the piranha has been pulled up by a woman fishing in Lake St. Clair, located near Detroit, Mich. The fish measured around two feet in length and weighed 15 pounds.
The fish is the pacu, a vegetarian who, although it prefers fruits and nuts that drop into the Amazon River and its tributaries, has been known to confuse nuts for human flesh. The pacu caught in Michigan was caught on a hook that was baited with a nightcrawler and catfish.
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[Emphasis mine.]
Fish be like, “Eh, nuts are nuts.”

discoverynews:

Testicle-Munching Fish: All That Dangerous?

A sharp-toothed, testicle-biting cousin to the piranha has been pulled up by a woman fishing in Lake St. Clair, located near Detroit, Mich. The fish measured around two feet in length and weighed 15 pounds.

The fish is the pacu, a vegetarian who, although it prefers fruits and nuts that drop into the Amazon River and its tributaries, has been known to confuse nuts for human flesh. The pacu caught in Michigan was caught on a hook that was baited with a nightcrawler and catfish.

Learn more

[Emphasis mine.]

Fish be like, “Eh, nuts are nuts.”