Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:22 PM
TSBG TSBG is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,541
Did a dog every east your homework for real?

And if so, was it homework on paper, or something a little more tempting like a building made of sugar cubes and frosting?
  #2  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:29 PM
susan's Avatar
susan susan is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Coastal USA
Posts: 9,239
Nope.
  #3  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:42 PM
UCBearcats UCBearcats is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 599
I never had a dog EAST my homework.
  #4  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:46 PM
CalMeacham's Avatar
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 43,285
"The dog ate my homework"

"Dogs don't eat homework."

"They do if you put peanut butter on it."




The more recent twist (although obviously, now pretty old) is "The DOS ate my homework."
__________________
"Blue, Navy Blue, he's as blue as he can be;
'Cause my steady boy said "Avatar!" and joined the Na'avi."
  #5  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:48 PM
TSBG TSBG is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,541
Quote:
Originally Posted by UCBearcats View Post
I never had a dog EAST my homework.
Yes, well, the dog ate my homework the day we studied proofreading.
  #6  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:49 PM
UCBearcats UCBearcats is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 599
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSBG View Post
Yes, well, the dog ate my homework the day we studied proofreading.
Lol
  #7  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:10 PM
Beckdawrek's Avatar
Beckdawrek Beckdawrek is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: So.Ark ?
Posts: 12,879
East, west my dogs know geography best. But, no never had my homework eaten. My baby sister puked on my math book one time. That smell was in that book for the rest of the school year.
  #8  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:18 PM
Chronos's Avatar
Chronos Chronos is online now
Charter Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: The Land of Cleves
Posts: 81,357
The dog did eat my Halloween candy once. And the cat hairballed all over our dictionary.
  #9  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:18 PM
jasg jasg is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Upper left hand corner
Posts: 5,767
No, but he west my homework when he lifted his leg...
__________________
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.
~ Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)
  #10  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:19 PM
TSBG TSBG is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,541
You're all jreks, just a bunch of jreks.
  #11  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:23 PM
China Guy China Guy is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 11,484
Never had a dog eat my homework, but I did have my pet cocker spaniel chew up most of a paycheck when I was in high school washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant. I had to give the paycheck back to my boss, and the accountant had to issue a new one. Much worse than chewing up homework.
  #12  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:42 PM
nightshadea nightshadea is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: a condo in hell 10th lvl
Posts: 4,270
well ive had a expecting cat drop her kittens on my homework once ….oh and my brother lined out catbox with my homework one time ….
  #13  
Old 02-09-2019, 11:57 PM
bibliophage bibliophage is offline
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Maine
Posts: 10,539
I once had a dog who ate most of one my old textbooks, and a couple of other books, and a vinyl notebook, and a pillowcase, and a towel. But she never ate my homework, mostly because I wasn't in school when I owned her. A different dog I owned once ate a $20 bill. I can only imagine that the people who say "dogs don't eat paper" have never owned a dog.

Last edited by bibliophage; 02-09-2019 at 11:58 PM.
  #14  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:04 AM
kaylasdad99 kaylasdad99 is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 30,767
Apropos of...not much, I suppose...
  #15  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:07 AM
TSBG TSBG is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,541
I've had dogs. I know a dog will eat paper. Just curious if anyone actually experienced a dog eating HOMEWORK paper and had to trot out the excuse in real life. Although, for the purpose of my question, I will accept project-type homework like dioramas, models, paintings, what have you. This being modern times I'll also accept computer, tablet, or similar device used for homework.
  #16  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:07 AM
kopek kopek is offline
born to be shunned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southwestern PA
Posts: 14,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSBG View Post
You're all jreks, just a bunch of jreks.
You're jist learning this now??????
  #17  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:17 AM
Darren Garrison's Avatar
Darren Garrison Darren Garrison is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 9,502
No, but cats like to west on anything that I am trying to read.
  #18  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:27 AM
kaylasdad99 kaylasdad99 is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 30,767
You mean “anything you’re twying to wead,” wight?
  #19  
Old 02-10-2019, 01:39 AM
Siam Sam Siam Sam is offline
Elephant Whisperer
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 40,501
I nevery had a dog east my homework, no.
__________________
Everything happens for a reason. But sometimes the reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
  #20  
Old 02-10-2019, 02:14 AM
Oredigger77 Oredigger77 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Back at 5,280
Posts: 4,670
When my wife was a TA in grad school our mastiff puppy ate a portion of a pile of papers she was grading. I think a quarter of the class had their homework eaten. I don't remember how she resolved it I just remember two days of stress as she tried to figure out how to explain it to the students on Monday.
  #21  
Old 02-10-2019, 03:27 AM
Springtime for Spacers Springtime for Spacers is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,924
My hamster chewed on my school tie - which I hated wearing - after I put it in a drawer I knew she liked to climb into I'm female btw.
  #22  
Old 02-10-2019, 03:46 AM
zoogirl zoogirl is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Surrey BC Canada
Posts: 2,090
My dog ate my high school yearbook, long after I might have been able to replace it. He took out a pair of not yet worn shoes too.
Darn dog!
__________________
Even though I AM a Charter Member, I'm too young to be this old!
  #23  
Old 02-10-2019, 07:49 AM
Manda JO Manda JO is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 10,867
I've had students who were generally honest say they had a puppy ruin their homework--I think I've heard "peed on" once or twice, as well as "eaten". And I'm not even sure modern students have even heard the expression.
  #24  
Old 02-10-2019, 11:07 PM
Poysyn Poysyn is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 6,193
Yes. I had a dog eat my friend’s homework. She brought the bits leftover as proof.
  #25  
Old 02-10-2019, 11:30 PM
panache45's Avatar
panache45 panache45 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: NE Ohio (the 'burbs)
Posts: 41,029
No, but our dog ate an entire box of my crayons. The poop was amazing!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Garrison View Post
No, but cats like to west on anything that I am trying to read.
I'm convinced that cats have a third eye in their anuses, the way they're always sitting on reading material.

Last edited by panache45; 02-10-2019 at 11:33 PM.
  #26  
Old 02-11-2019, 04:45 AM
BigT's Avatar
BigT BigT is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: "Hicksville", Ark.
Posts: 35,703
No, but it did soil it once. Got the poop off mostly, but I still wound up redoing it rather than turn it in like that.
  #27  
Old 02-11-2019, 07:39 AM
yendis yendis is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 303
Dog ate my younger sister's homework, some sort of art project thing. My parents sent the remains along with a note to explain. We all thought it was funny but my sister was not amused.
  #28  
Old 02-11-2019, 07:50 AM
kayaker's Avatar
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 30,657
Well, not a dog, and not homework, but my African Grey, Rocco, once tore up a bunch of money I was preparing for a deposit. I stepped out of my office for literally 2 minutes and he went apeshit on the cash. The bank helped me out, but I was short $5 after all wa said and done.

I'm more careful now.
  #29  
Old 02-11-2019, 09:05 AM
Dung Beetle's Avatar
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 16,119
A couple of weeks ago, my husband was given some eye drops which he was supposed to use several times daily before returning to the doctor the next week. Nearly right away, they went missing...after having been left within reach of one of our counter-surfing dogs. Husband was dismayed at the thought of having to tell the doctor that the dog ate his eyedrops.
  #30  
Old 02-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Jophiel's Avatar
Jophiel Jophiel is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Chicago suburbia
Posts: 18,726
No dog issues but I once had a cat legitimately tear up a sheet of math homework I had left on the floor.
  #31  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:11 AM
kayaker's Avatar
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 30,657
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayaker View Post
Well, not a dog, and not homework, but my African Grey, Rocco, once tore up a bunch of money I was preparing for a deposit. I stepped out of my office for literally 2 minutes and he went apeshit on the cash. The bank helped me out, but I was short $5 after all wa said and done.

I'm more careful now.
Then there was the time he ate my Uline catalogue.
  #32  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:18 AM
ThelmaLou's Avatar
ThelmaLou ThelmaLou is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 14,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Garrison View Post
No, but cats like to west on anything that I am trying to read.
When I was taking guitar lessons, our class used a loose-leaf book put together by our teacher. My cat Katie (of blessed memory) wested on it. Made some of the notes blurry, but after everything dried, it was still usable. When the teacher asked why the page was all crinkly with a pale stain, I lied. Said it was tea.
__________________
“Our government may at some time be in the hands of a bad man. When in the hands of a good man it is all well enough.” But “we ought to have our government so shaped that even when in the hands of a bad man we shall be safe.” Frederick Douglass
  #33  
Old 02-11-2019, 02:50 PM
Doctor Jackson's Avatar
Doctor Jackson Doctor Jackson is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Jawja
Posts: 10,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaylasdad99 View Post
You mean “anything you’re twying to wead,” wight?
Most people know that Dan Quayle invented the internet as an educational tool, but few realize that WWW actually stands for "weading, wighting and withmatic". "World wide web" is a backronym.
  #34  
Old 02-11-2019, 03:20 PM
engineer_comp_geek's Avatar
engineer_comp_geek engineer_comp_geek is offline
Robot Mod in Beta Testing
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 23,127
Our dog ate my daughter's homework once. She didn't think that the teacher would believe her, so my daughter took what little was left of the homework in as proof. The teacher laughed and gave her extra time to redo it.
  #35  
Old 02-11-2019, 03:46 PM
kenobi 65's Avatar
kenobi 65 kenobi 65 is online now
Corellian Nerfherder
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Brookfield, IL
Posts: 13,629
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSBG View Post
Yes, well, the dog ate my homework the day we studied proofreading.
Maybe it was a Westie.
  #36  
Old 02-11-2019, 04:10 PM
DrDeth DrDeth is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: San Jose
Posts: 39,034
My dog did chew on a textbook however.
  #37  
Old 02-11-2019, 05:10 PM
P-man P-man is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Washington, DC area
Posts: 1,572
When our younger son was a high school freshman, he was assigned Thoreau's Walden. He hated that book with a passion. The dog, who never ate a book before or since (we've had her for nine years; this happened 4 years ago) unzipped his backpack, took the book out, and chewed it up. We also have a picture of our son lecturing a bust of Thoreau at Walden Pond.
  #38  
Old 02-11-2019, 06:11 PM
ThelmaLou's Avatar
ThelmaLou ThelmaLou is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 14,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctor Jackson View Post
Most people know that Dan Quayle invented the internet as an educational tool, but few realize that WWW actually stands for "weading, wighting and withmatic". "World wide web" is a backronym.
I thought Al Gore invented the internet.
__________________
“Our government may at some time be in the hands of a bad man. When in the hands of a good man it is all well enough.” But “we ought to have our government so shaped that even when in the hands of a bad man we shall be safe.” Frederick Douglass
  #39  
Old 02-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Doctor Jackson's Avatar
Doctor Jackson Doctor Jackson is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Jawja
Posts: 10,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThelmaLou View Post
I thought Al Gore invented the internet.
FALSE NEWS!!!

Or brain cramp. You choose.
  #40  
Old 02-18-2019, 03:46 PM
Siam Sam Siam Sam is offline
Elephant Whisperer
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 40,501
Does it count if a Doug ate it?
__________________
Everything happens for a reason. But sometimes the reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
  #41  
Old 02-18-2019, 07:19 PM
penultima thule penultima thule is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,784
Never had a problem with a dog, but I did have a horse which was quite partial to munching my sister's and my exercise books if given the opportunity.

Kids these days just don't believe that back then about half the kids in my primary school arrived on horseback.

Last edited by penultima thule; 02-18-2019 at 07:20 PM. Reason: added the punctuation to avoid the Monty Python meme
  #42  
Old 02-18-2019, 10:28 PM
divemaster's Avatar
divemaster divemaster is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Gainesville, VA
Posts: 3,428
Yes! I had a science fair project involving growing plants under different conditions. I had little Styrofoam cups with bean sprouted plants here and there--some in the closet, some on the windowsill; some in soil, some in sand, etc. My sister's Yorkie waited until about a week before the science fair and tore up/ate/destroyed every single plant/cup that wasn't in the closet. My mom made a trip to the school to help explain on my behalf.
  #43  
Old Yesterday, 12:58 AM
nelliebly nelliebly is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,085
A dog once ate my students' homework. She swallowed some bits but left most of it in pieces of various size and drool-saturation levels.
  #44  
Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Sailboat's Avatar
Sailboat Sailboat is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11,818
We recently had a foster dog eat her own adoption papers before we got around to signing them. This dog literally eats napkins and other paper if she gets the chance. Had to go back to the rescue and get new copies. They were amused.
  #45  
Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Malleus, Incus, Stapes! Malleus, Incus, Stapes! is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Middle ear
Posts: 6,286
The kitten is teething and she seems to have a thing for library books; I'm sure she'd be willing to branch out if I were still in school.
  #46  
Old Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Dung Beetle's Avatar
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 16,119
That reminds me, our dogs did tear up some of my books. One was a library book, still in readable condition, but the library wouldn't take it back and unfortunately I didn't want it. I took this dog-shaming photo, stuck it in the book with a note, and dropped it off at a laundromat. I hope somebody enjoyed it!


(I know, he doesn't look the least bit ashamed).
  #47  
Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Thylacine Thylacine is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Marvellous Melbourne, Oz
Posts: 938
I had a samoyed who loved me so much she would eat anything I offered and I got her to take a chunk out of an essay I needed more time on once.

My best school/pet story was the day I went home for lunch and found my beloved black cat dead under its favourite tree. I dug a hole and buried her sobbing all the while only to turn around to see her walking up to see what I was doing. I was late back for English and in quite a state. I whispered the story to the teacher who found it hilarious and made me tell the class. I never found out who owned the dead cat that I had likely mistaken for mine lolling about in that spot more than once.
__________________
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur
  #48  
Old Today, 05:22 PM
Sangahyando Sangahyando is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,172
There's got to be somewhere in there, the makings of a "reverse" version -- "my homework ate the dog". Novice biologist / psychologist / veterinary surgeon given the assignment of keeping a wolf for a while, and observing its behaviour; as a result of one or other creature getting out, or in, to where it shouldn't be, the family's small pet dog gets devoured?

Last edited by Sangahyando; Today at 05:23 PM.
  #49  
Old Today, 05:46 PM
Jeep's Phoenix's Avatar
Jeep's Phoenix Jeep's Phoenix is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 5,511
My dog never touched my homework, but she did once pick up my homework assignment notebook by some of its pages. For some reason, my mom was concerned that the teacher would penalize me for the appearance of the damaged pages (they were at the back of the notebook -- nothing had been written on them), and instead of just tearing them out of the notebook she wrote an explanation as to what had happened.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright © 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017