Language Fail



  • Foreign teacher at your univ. provides many funny situations - especially if it's OS course.

    But seeing slides with texts "Data fail" and "Fail of fails" is just great - especially if neither you, nor the teacher is from eng. speaking country........ sorry no pics - I was sitting too far.

    (just in case - no - he didn't want "fail" - it was about I/O... spelling fail...) 



  • huh?



  • I've been there. One teacher used "exput" is the opposite of "input"

    Honestly it's not that funny; misused prefixes and incorrect word usage can really impair learning, and it's always a touchy issue to unload on someone because of an accent or misused word.



  • Holy I have no idea what you are talking about, batman.

    I'm thinking you and the teacher are made for each other.
     

     



  • @unklegwar said:

    Holy I have no idea what you are talking about, batman.

    I'm thinking you and the teacher are made for each other.



    He's saying that's exactly the problem. His first language isn't english, so he has extra trouble understanding his prof's broken english.



  • I believe the OP is saying that his professor uses the word "fail" when he means to use "file."  e.g., "data fail" instead of "data file."

    Not a WTF in any case.



  • @Saladin said:

    I believe the OP is saying that his professor uses the word "fail" when he means to use "file."  e.g., "data fail" instead of "data file."

    So a "fail of fails" would be a "dairectory"?



  • I once ran into a 'programming tutorial', the 'writer' hadn't taken the effort (or just plain had no idea what he was doing) to write it himself, and ripped a german one off a different site and ran it through a translator (note this is a dutch site).

     

    the end effect?

    a mostly german tutorial with the syntax translated into dutch.
     



  • @GeekMessage said:

    @Saladin said:

    I believe the OP is saying that his professor uses the word "fail" when he means to use "file."  e.g., "data fail" instead of "data file."

    So a "fail of fails" would be a "dairectory"?

    TRUE
    FALSE
    FAIL_NOT_FOUND


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