Word of the Week


what: /wut/ pronoun. 1. The “nerd word”, commonly given to an unsuspecting victim…or the all-powerful Queen of the Nerds (me).

Example: “Ms. Duchene! Ms. Duchene!” —- “What?” —– “You’ve got the nerd word!” —-As Queen of the Nerds, I thank you.”


Side note: At one point, I was fighting for the title as Queen of the Nerds to which students were trying to make someone the Empress, but thankfully that was short lived. At another point, students were telling each other that they couldn’t give away the “nerd word” as I was the reigning queen. It was a strong trend at the beginning of the school year that has fizzled and made a comeback multiple times.

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Phrase of the Week

I never: /I nĕv•ər/ exclamation. 1. An exclamation meaning “I didn’t do it!”, “I’m not guilty!”, “It wasn’t me!” or “It isn’t my fault!”

Example: “Who left their pencil on the back table?” … “I never!”


Side note: There are two very common circumstances when this would occur. First, no student is even remotely going to get in trouble and a simple question is asked. Second, someone is highly likely to have made a poor decision and everyone (including the person who made said decision) wants to claim innocence.

Word of the Week

aza: /ah•zah/ exclamation. 1. one word expression that can be used in disbelief, exaggeration, or to express “wow”

Example: “Cheetahs can run up to 75mph.” … “AZA!”


Side note: Similar to adii, I have no idea how it is spelt, but it is likewise two distinct syllables with emphasis on the second syllable.

Word of the Week

adii: /a•dē/ exclamation. 1. one word expression that is used when something goes wrong or someone tells you something you didn’t want to hear.

Example: *teacher informs students they have homework* “a-DII!”


Side note: I actually have no idea how to spell it. I usually hear it as a distinctly two syllable word with the emphasis on the last syllable. ah – deee.

Word of the Week

trash: /tra•sh/ verb. 1. to throw something in the garbage

Example: I trash this?


Side note: This was one of the first things to become a part of my daily vocabulary because, to me, trash had been a noun or only used as a verb to destroy property.