She came in one day incensed that Sting had written the grammatically incorrect lyric, "If you love someone, set them free". She stated the line should have read..."set him or her free."
I'm sure you've all heard the song I'm referring to. Sting was also an English teacher before hitting it big with The Police...or so I've heard.
So I raised my hand and said, "You never sacrifice emotion for grammar in a piece of music. What if the Beatles had written She loves you...yes...yes...yes...instead of yeah...yeah...yeah?"
The whole class actually applauded me after I finished speaking. The teacher just glared at me and gave me low marks on everything the rest of the semester.
Do you have any odd or noteworthy memories from High School? Lousy teachers or great teachers?