Aikido student: Um, Sensei, I think there's spit on the mat…
Sensei: There's sweat on the mat?
Aikido Student: No, spit.
Sensei: Oh, spit! That's gross!

Humboldt State University
Arcata, California

Overheard by: Eli

Physics professor: Hey! Listen up! I’m tired of some of you walking out or ignoring me when we talk about the Big Bang Theory. I’m not telling you God doesn’t exist, so don’t get your panties in a bunch! You! Sit down! Let me finish!

Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

History teacher: Ah, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Well, I definitely did the rock 'n' roll bit. Not the drugs, though. And uh… Hm. So did you all do the assignment?

11th Grade History Class
Hong Kong

Professor: Flaccid. That's such a great word. Flaccid.


Prof, to guy whose ringtone is “Don't Stop Believing”: Aren't you a little young to like that song?

Princeton University
New Jersey

Student, spreading arms wide: I hate you this much!
Teacher: Well, that’s certainly less than earlier.

High school
Arcadia, California

Overheard by: The Know It All

Student, as professor walks into classroom: Tomorrow's Earth Day!
Professor: Yesterday was 4/20!

Classroom, College of Marin
Marin County, California

Male student during history class: Why are the women in these nude paintings so plump?
Professor: Because the artists had good taste.
Female student: That's right!

University of Missouri

Overheard by: Kathryn Bjornstad

Government teacher: The finance committee is sexy. Who wants to be part of the education committee, anyway? They're lame.

High School
Los Angeles, California

Professor: Is that fist in the air a hand-up for a comment or are you just fisting for fun?

Vancouver, BC

Overheard by: Martha Carscadden