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[–] theburntsausage 1 points 53 points (+54|-1) ago 

All my friends are dead, the fellas from my town are dead, and there is no life for miles......#whitemaleprivilege

ill get it wrong but at least my ancestors will be proud

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[–] CatNamedJava 6 points 13 points (+19|-6) ago 

There was a lot of non white people fighting in the trenches. A lot of colonials took massive casualties. Algerians were the first to be hit with a gas attack.

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[–] FLIPMODE 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Quantify "a lot".

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[–] CatNamedJava 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

So get volunteers to join england allow groups of men to enlist and serve together. So all the local men would enlist together. Then when thier unit gets caught in a shell fire all the men serving from 1 town will die together.

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[–] Prepackaged 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's a lot of lonely wives. Just sayin'.

More seriously, approximately 13% of the male population of France died in the trenches. The overwhelming majority of them were of marrying age. Ever since I heard that factoid I have wondered if this was responsible for the reputation that French Girls had for most of the 20th century.

EDIT: Put the "had" in.

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[–] jerry 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

BTFO

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[–] jeegte12 1 points 42 points (+43|-1) ago 

this is a teacher who's trying way too fucking hard to relate to her students; so much so that she's effectively compromising quality of work. i'd never write a caption for a real image as if it were for instagram. i certainly wouldn't be able to describe something like trench warfare in as little as 5 lines, let alone 140 characters.

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[–] 4088104? 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago  (edited ago)

yea, and hashtags don't have spaces in between words

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[–] CatNamedJava 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

That breaks the hash tag. So it would have be just trench.

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[–] jeegte12 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

who gives a shit

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[–] boogieman_ 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

howdoyoudofellowkids.gif

I would have felt like I was being talked down to if this were on an assignment. I mean, just because social media is a thing now, it doesn't mean someone isn't able to imagine WWI without hashtags.

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[–] gota_party 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

her students

Hard to believe it's a male teacher for sure. A man would ask "draw the wall they should have built to stop this"

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[–] jeegte12 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i actually didn't even think about it, i just assumed. is it a male?

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[–] VoatEdo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is to try to get kids more interested in history. My wife is a librarian at a school and they do things like this. In order to make their "tweets" seem more real, the kids come and borrow books about the subject. It seems to work pretty well.

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[–] jeegte12 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i've spent most of my life around education, i'm very familiar with the idea of relating to the students, that's very important.

OP's post is an example of the wrong way to do this.

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[–] jerry 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Jerry popped up to try and look at line while a couple of the kids went and retrieved our dead. He has his rifle aimed and ready to fire but I was faster, and I put a bullet in his neck. In the excitement I slipped and stepped in my own shit. Again. #FML #trenchfoot #fuckwar

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[–] BobBelcher 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago 

Please be fake.

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[–] diodine 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wow, you think way too highly of American public education.

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[–] farmer- 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

fire this fucking teacher. this is completely stupid. i know for a fact that the kids doing the assignment probably think its retarded too. think about when your teachers tried to put pop culture into their lessons to make it more "cool." all that does is makes eyes roll.

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[–] VoatEdo 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Or...keep the teacher on and congratulate them for trying something new.

i know for a fact that the kids doing the assignment probably think its retarded too.

What? If you knew something for a fact, why the "probably"? Also, how could you know it for a fact, unless you know all the kids doing this assignment and asked them?

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[–] farmer- 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Okay "I'm sure that the kids doing the assignment probably think it's retarded too"

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Completely deaf now. Stood in mud for 4 days. Left foot turned black and 3 toes fell off. Right boot won't come off at all. #isthistrenchfoot

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[–] kekm8 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The only appropriate answer to that question is "no".

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[–] Synisterintent 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

welcome to the future of education, teach the people to be idiots so the rich can get richer on your backs*.

*more than they do now

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