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User avatar #5 - pkmnexplain (07/04/2014) [-]
Funny that the student himself was being arguably pretentious
#20 to #5 - ragealicious (07/04/2014) [-]
Anyone who gets offended by use of intelligence would think so. Why?

Nobody likes to lose. Regardless, Humility and being Humble are rare traits these days.
User avatar #69 to #20 - skinjacker (07/04/2014) [-]
"Use of intelligence."
>Proceeds to use pedantic wording in non-formal situations in order to seem more intelligent.
It's the definition of pretentious. More intelligent people who know for a fact that they're smart don't have to act pretentious.
User avatar #21 to #20 - pkmnexplain (07/04/2014) [-]
Because being Intelligent ( Or Smart ) is not the same as being Right or Victorious, You can be right, yeah, you can have the victory over your opponent but in the end it's a Win nobody will like except for yourself because you have been pretentious in your speaking, making yourself look like an Asshole, just like the people who correct others, they're right, of course, but nobody stays around them.

Humility and Intelligence can coexist, but you have to balance between both
#52 to #21 - anonymous (07/04/2014) [-]
Wouldn't it be fair to say the teacher was the one who started being pretentious? I understand it was probably the teacher's job to teach grammar, but he/she could have said "Yes, but "May I borrow a pencil" is the correct way to ask for something". That would be straight to the point, and not pretentious at all.
I see nothing wrong with retaliation on a perpetrator. I believe in an eye for an eye, so in my view the teacher was in the wrong going by your points. Is that reasonable?
User avatar #53 to #52 - pkmnexplain (07/04/2014) [-]
I'm not saying the teacher was right, i'm just talking about how he responded.

When someone is wrong, or does something wrong, then you can either have the handle of the knife or just be AS BAD as the other person and blew it

The Student blew it
#109 to #53 - anonymous (07/05/2014) [-]
Ya I get what you're saying. I've heard the "don't stoop to the other guy's level" argument my entire life and after 26 years I have to say I whole heatedly disagree. I think every verbal potshot, physical blow, and emotional attack should be repaid in kind to one who dished it out first. I don't see it as "stooping to their level" or being "as bad as the other person" as you put it.
The reason I think that way is because being the "better man" is contradictory to the idea of deterrence. Deterrence simply can't work if the other guy knows you're not going to retaliate. The only limit I would place on retaliation is involving other people. That is a line that can't be crossed unless absolutely 100% necessary for the protection of yourself and others. (ex. getting nuked so you attack their nuclear silo so they can't do it again, but you know that there are innocent people in there against their will). I'm not asking you to agree with me, just think about for a while if you don't mind.
#122 to #109 - ragealicious (07/05/2014) [-]
Anyone could argue anyway. If the student never responded then, this joke would not exist. Anything the student said can be twisted to fit anyones opinion.

How would he have answered that wouldn't have been pretentious? The tone was set to that and any rebuttal would have either been 1) pretentious 2) kid retaliating against the teacher 3) teacher just being pretentious

The teachers comment was a verbal trap and anything that would have come out would be construed in a negative fashion.

Lol@your comment pkmnexplain. "just handle the knife" This is how we get in a world where people don't learn to stand up for themselves and kids are committing suicide all over because nobody TEACHES their kids. We shelter them in a soft world with ideals that feeble minds came up with, and they can't HANDLE it. Giving in to that kind of stupidity gives power to the wrong person, in the wrong way, and for the worst reason.

Hold up let me meet you at your level. You know i'm really sorry the use of an expanded vocabulary and forming of ideal logic offends you enough to where you must put a negative view on the clever use.

Nobody likes to be corrected. Anyone who is smart enough to want to improve and become more intelligent wouldn't be so easily offended, but how many people actually correct SO frequently that "nobody hangs around them". Very little. There's nothing wrong with correcting something, and if you are so easily offended by that on an occasion then maybe you are insecure about your own intelligence level?

Enough of a rant about the lack of education the newer generations have in the general populus. Back to ma games yo.
#123 to #122 - anonymous (07/06/2014) [-]
I literally don't get what your point was. I can't even tell if you agree with me or not. Most of what you said had nothing to do with my comment. Are you sure you meant to reply to my comment and not the guy I was responding to?
I really liked what you said in response to the "handle the knife" comment. It was eloquent and moving. I wish I could express my feelings in such an inspiring way. To be honest, that was the first time I've ever heard the expression "handle the knife". To me, it sounds asinine and morbidly passive to the point of cowardice.
Thanks for the response, even if it wasn't meant for me.
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