Top Ten Things People Should Have Learned in School, and Didn't

It's amazing the things adults still do not know. How did they graduate from grade school?

The Top Ten

1 The difference between your and you're

Reading through this site, people apparently do not appreciate the irony of writing "your so dum"


All Young people should be taught Civics...Why and How We VOTE... How this Very Much Affects Our Lives!... This Belongs At the TOP... VOTE!

You're the man. Your sword is so shiny!

2 Christopher Columbus did not discover America

I believe that the Vikings did and I’m Native American so I hate believing that Christopher Columbus did. - Stargazer518

I'm thinking the ancestors of the people standing on the beach when Columbus arrived might have been there first.

It is a sad misunderstanding :, ( he gets all the credit...

I'm not American, so correct me if I'm wrong.. Maybe the Finnish found America and told the French and the British Empire about the newfound land since the Finnish are not.. quietly capable of doing so.. That's what I heard

3 Humans did not evolve from monkeys

I love when people say, "if people evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys", like it is some great revelation that disproves human evolution. Nobody who paid attention in class, or had a teacher who was any good, thinks that evolution theory means the family tree of human beings includes a chimpanzee.

Humans think that people evolve from monkeys because we share like 40% of there DNA or something, but rats share 90% of our DNA and we apparently didn't evolve from them. God created every living creature on Earth. Even though we can't see him we Christians KNOW he is there. It's simply called faith.

We came from some ape-like creature, then the universe or something was like, " Hey let's make this into a freaky animal that's unusually evolved, and lets see if they could do stuff with their brains." Then the Internet was born. God did not make us out of monkeys, you Neanderthals.

They didn't. I go to church so we never evolved from monkeys. It said this that we did evolve from monkeys. Just so stupid.

4 Alot is not a word

My English Teacher already said that a lot is not a word!

Really? We'll if the word is used so much and people think it's an actual word then it must be classed as a word - Harri666

I am still in elementary. We have learned all of these, except this one!

I always used to write a lot because MY DAMN TEACHERS NEVER TOLD ME!

5 The difference between there, their and they're

Ok, fine insult those with special needs.

There really is a difference, I promise. It's not a matter of preference.

I learned this at school

I was an idiot to think that primary school would teach people this. Why don't 14 year olds don't know this? - ArtyLily

6 Do your research

Oh, yeah, I hear you, folks. Loads of idiots who would come in to a test going "no idea what you're on about". Good reason for that. You're lazy, stupid, useless idiots. - PositronWildhawk

It's amazing how much patently false stuff people believe. How much false information circulates on Facebook because people don't take the time to see if it is false before reposting. You wouldn't have gotten away with turning in a report in school where all your 'facts' were things you heard other people say. You had to reference credible sources and cite them in a bibliography.

Remember that lesson as an adult so you don't look like an idiot for propagating stupid urban legends or spreading potentially harmful propaganda. Bookmark it.

7 You don't use apostrophes to make a word plural

Some people are so STUPID! - jada13

It's so weird. Why do some person's do this?

And yet, here it is folks, MODERN SOCIETY! (Applause)

What? My teacher never told me that! I'm serious. They never told me...

8 Read the instructions

It's amazing how much stupid stuff people do and how much time they waste because they don't bother to read the words right in front of them.

I always do this. The instructions may take you long to read, but it'll at least save time to fix it than figuring it out on your own. by the way, YouTube tutorials don't really count as instructions, the person could get something wrong in them, which will effect you too. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

My friend zack got a 10/25 on a test because he didn't read the instructions

9 Africa is not a country

More people are beginning to find out that this is wrong. However, I just feel disappointed in my generation when they say that Africa is a country. Africa has 1 billion people, and many distinct cultures. For example, you won't find a Zulu warrior in Morocco. - ethanmeinster

Here's the 54 countries of Africa

Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Equatorial Guinea
Ivory Coast
Sao Tome and Principe
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
Zimbabwe - ethanmeinster

So many people think its true

I didn't knew Africa was a continent, up until 2nd grade. - Chatsa2

10 Don't plagiarize

We were all taught to do our own work and not copy off of others. So why does everyone feel it is okay to steal the work of others? Quote people, sure, but give credit where credit is due.

In first grade a girl copied me every time we had a test.

I learned that it is illegal. - Goatworlds

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 You are not special

Special => unique=strange => that one guy who no one hangs out with

If everyone is special then we are all like each other. So no one's special - Unnamed Google User Remade

Everyone is special for their Looks, talents and personality, or is that unique... - DapperPickle

Everyone is spiecial

12 What the gambler's fallacy is

Maybe people would make fewer stupid decisions of they had a better understanding of probability

13 Feel what you read
14 How to get a job

Add blow between a and job

This should be number 1

15 The difference between definitely and defiantly
16 Tax preparation
17 How to pay a mortgage
18 Proofread what you have written

Or better yet, read what you have written out loud.

It happens all the time that when writing, people leave out words, change tense, create run on sentences, etc. Take a few extra minutes to proof read things after you have written them, even if it is just a Facebook post. It's worth the effort so you don't come off as being an idiot.

19 How it will help them in life
20 WW2 did not start with the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Yeah, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was when America got involved in it. The actual war started in 1939, I know it had something to do with Hitler's rise in the Nazi party, but I can't remember the exact details. - Anonymousxcxc

It started by Germany invading Poland. I learned it in seventh grade. - 906389

World War II wasn't started by Pearl Harbor's attack. It just lead the United States and it's defensive pact-doers into the war. - doodie

21 Knowledge is not the accumulation of facts
22 Calculate budgets
23 America is a group of two continents, not a country

I tell everyone who gets it wrong, that America not US means. But these retarded idiots just won't listen! They keep on saying, 'In America, when it actually means, 'in US' is everyone in Europa retarded or what?

24 What rights and liberties people would not have if they lived under communism

People growing up today are indoctrinated into communist thinking in our schools by socialist controlled teachers unions and communist college professors. They are not taught that they would not have the right to express their anti-government views under the government they promote. They would be shot or imprisoned for being anti-government activists. These rights are only allowed in a free capitalistic form of government. Kids today are using the inherent rights and freedoms we have here to work towards eliminating those very rights by changing our form of government and are to stupid to realize it. Is the view of your peers worth the loss of your freedoms you now enjoy...think about it. Look at China, Cuba and other communist country's and what happens when their people speak out and demonstrate, tanks in the streets and armed that the government you wish?

25 Anger management
26 Child discipline

They teach you how to take care of young children but not how to deal with their annoying behavior!

27 How to do taxes
28 Cursive

They don’t teach this anymore, and it is very important to know this for writing your signature.

29 How to use a condom
30 How to trade stock
31 Snuck is not a word, it's sneaked
32 Not all Asians are Chinese
33 Identity protection
34 The difference between affect and effect
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