Pissing off brats. Ha.

Two and a half years, I wrote a quick post pointing to a debate somewhere else on the web about the ‘long’ 18th century: How long is a century?

Now, from time to time this draws stroppy comments from (I presume) kids who have, apparently seriously, asked Google the same question. I usually keep them in the moderation folder for a while for some private entertainment. But let’s share.

this is no help I need to know if a centuary is 100 or 10 years long!!!!!!!!!!! Tell me the answer on this website!!!!!

THis suck’s I can’t find how long a century is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sencerly (I hate you) [name]

It really does piss ’em off that I didn’t do their homework for them, doesn’t it?

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11 Responses to Pissing off brats. Ha.

  1. Janice says:

    Whereas if they simply went to a dictionary or dictionary website and looked up the term, they’d have the answer in a flash!

    Though it makes me very depressed to realize that there are students out there, of whatever age, who are Google-capable and yet don’t know the difference between a century and a decade.

  2. Sharon says:

    I know. But look at their mastery (?) of the exclamation mark!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!

  3. Brett says:

    omg u STILL havent said whats a century!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ur so mean!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. zhoen says:

    Terry Pratchett has observed that five exclamation mark is a sure sign of an unhinged mind.

  5. sharon says:

    zhoen, your just jelous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Beau says:

    That is utterly hilarious–gads, I suppose one should be appalled by modern education but somehow i just find the humor in it. *shrugs*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jack Perry says:

    Oh, come on; you’re making this up. Everyone knows a century is 1000 years.

    ;-)

  8. Wilson says:

    Everybody knows what an ordinary century is. That’s not what they’re asking.

    Kids, if you’re still reading this, a “long” century is either 13 or 14 years, or 17 if you’re using Clark’s revised edition. Hope that helps.

  9. Alun says:

    You tease Wilson. A long century isn’t a length of time. It’s a duck. It’s classed as a long Century if its wingspan is more than 12″ (30cm). Technically it should be called a ‘wide century’ but that’s academics for you. The typical wingspan of a Century is 11″, and from its tail to its bill tends to be around 10″. I couldn’t find a photo of a Century duck, but I did find one of its eggs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoosvanrobin/2211245068/ Yumsk!!!!!!!!!!!!

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