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The University with a vocabulary problem...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TheoGriff, May 29, 2020.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    This Spanish university wished to inform students that the exams would take place online, using a word beginning "tele" to mean "at a distance".

    Unfortunately they chose to tell students that exams would take place via telepathy.

  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

  3. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    I have known many cases where students said they knew the information, but couldn't quite get it onto the paper in the exam. This seems a very sensible approach for such an occasion...
  4. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I wonder, is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy? I hear you ask.
  5. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Who'd mind a test like that?
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    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    I'd write my comment but I'm sending it out to you all instead.
  7. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    "Telepaticámente" (telepathically) seems to get confused a bit with "telematicámente" (via electronic communications) in Spanish government circles too. Here's an article from El Mundo, the daily newspaper with the second largest circulation in Spain:

    Justicia incluye la 'telepatía' como vía para tramitar los expedientes de nacionalidad

    El Ministerio de Justicia ha incorporado la "telepatía" como vía para la tramitación de los expedientes de nacionalidad en el Registro Civil, según consta por error en el borrador del anteproyecto de Ley de Reforma Integral de los Registros que ha realizado el departamento que dirige Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón.

    According to the article, the Ministry of Justice in Spain will accept documentary evidence sent by telepathy in support of applications for Spanish citizenship.
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  8. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    No need to be so graphic!

  9. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Love it :)
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