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bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,028
edited November 2016 in The cake stop
I am a teacher.

I have just been asked by a 13yo pupil:

"How do you spell BMW?"

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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    bompington wrote:
    I am a teacher.

    I have just been asked by a 13yo pupil:

    "How do you spell BMW?"

    A 13 year old who can't use Google?? :shock:

    Bayerische Motoren Werke

    Mind you, if he / she can't type BMW, Google won't be a lot of good. How about Siri then??
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,027
    You just spell BMW.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,734
    pblakeney wrote:
    You just spell BMW.
    HTJI
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,304 Lives Here
    bompington wrote:
    I am a teacher.

    I have just been asked by a 13yo pupil:

    "How do you spell BMW?"
    :shock:
    Would blaming the teachers be inappropriate? :wink:
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,028
    veronese68 wrote:
    bompington wrote:
    I am a teacher.

    I have just been asked by a 13yo pupil:

    "How do you spell BMW?"
    :shock:
    Would blaming the teachers be inappropriate? :wink:
    Not at all. The English department, anyway.
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
    Tell your pupil that BMW stands for "Bavarian-Made W*nkermobile", see if (s)he believes you.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,147
    Surely if anyone's to blame it's the German department ?

    Or wiggle. Always wiggle.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,304 Lives Here
    bompington wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Would blaming the teachers be inappropriate? :wink:
    Not at all. The English department, anyway.
    I hope there was a suitable amount of ribbing in the staff room.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,891
    Isn't it Bay-Emm-Vay?
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    orraloon wrote:
    Isn't it Bay-Emm-Vay?

    That's how the Germans would pronounce it. Since BMW is an abbreviation, it's debatable whether or not it has a spelling...
  • finchy wrote:
    Tell your pupil that BMW stands for "Bavarian-Made W*nkermobile", see if (s)he believes you.

    Oi!
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,262
    finchy wrote:
    Tell your pupil that BMW stands for "Bavarian-Made W*nkermobile", see if (s)he believes you.

    Oi!

    Nah,

    It's "Bumper magnet working"


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    finchy wrote:
    Tell your pupil that BMW stands for "Bavarian-Made W*nkermobile", see if (s)he believes you.

    One of my former marketing colleagues was so excited about his new company car, a shiny metallic 3 series. Imagine his disappointment and our sheer delight when it arrived with a number plate ending in WNK.

    It was from that day on universally referred to as the wankmobile. :D
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,918
    keef66 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    Isn't it Bay-Emm-Vay?

    That's how the Germans would pronounce it. Since BMW is an abbreviation, it's debatable whether or not it has a spelling...

    Would Beh Emm Veh most likely
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    I used to work for KPMG and got asked more than once how to spell it by people on the phone!
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,027
    Tashman wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    You just spell BMW.
    HTJI
    :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
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