Say What?

Several years ago high school students from various schools were attending a post-secondary fair. A number of colleges and universities were represented, and attendees had the opportunity to talk to recruiters and gather information. At one point a grade 12 boy approached the recruiter from Halifax’s Dalhousie University.

Student: “Excuse me, but what is a tooey-tie-on and why is it so expensive?”

The recruiter was confused by the question but looked at the display to which the boy was pointing. Things then became clear to her.

Recruiter: “Oh, actually, we pronounce it, tuition. That’s how much you have to pay to attend our university for one year.”

I think after graduation he opted to go straight to work.

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