as a teacher, i'm supposed to do lots of things. i'm supposed to be a model (in way more aspects than i wish, sometimes) to my kids on everything. what i eat, how i dress, what i say, how i say it. that's a lot of pressure for a pissy, potty mouthed person. luckily - i've never sworn in front of my students. i'm sure it'll happen some day, but not yet. keep your fingers crossed for me, cause i might have hell to pay if i do. but there is one thing i try to do. i try to at least speak correctly to my kids. i remember a class i took at ricks on grammar & teaching it. this teacher was rigid, but a good teacher. we had to give lots of presentations & she graded us not only on our quality lessons we presented, but also on our performance. like how many times we said, "like" "uh" " 'cause" "um" those kinda things. filler words. she also really pointed out how we're lazy in how we say and enunciate words. she also took off major points if we said "gonna" and i know i say it ALL THE BLOODY TIME. i just heard myself say "arready" instead of "already" and when i realized it, i cringed. eek. i say "arready" sometimes. and i've recently caught myself saying "supposebly" instead of supposedly. am i retarted? should i resign? do you guys say anything horribly wrong? make me feel a little better. share something that you say that's wrong!