Incidents & Such Like: BELL


My favourite teacher at school was the English teacher for she was very young and a most encouraging person.

One time she came to our class still laughing in stitches because she was highly amused of what had happened in the previous class. She turns to me and says:

“I asked in a class ‘How does one ask for time in English?

One boy put his hand up all eager to answer:

I know, I know, he says:
‘How plenty is the bell?’”

We were in hysterics both of us. I still remember it like it just happened.

For non-English native speakers this answer says volumes straight away, for in many languages such as in Finnish and Swedish, for example, the way that one asks for the time, literally is this way.

Years later came the television series that was so popular called: Saved by the Bell; but then it was not known, so the pupil could not have guessed that.

Have a great week.  Rii :))

What kind of school memories do you have?

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