One of my ex-course mates wrote something on his FB status yesterday that can cause a controversial issue. Well, it's kind of controversial only for those who know who was he referring to. He wrote something about as a teacher, he sometimes say "rubbish" to his students when he is really mad and he remembers one of his ex-teachers used to say the same word over and over again. For his safety and confidential reason, I'm not going to put up his status here nor the comments that his friends i.e. his ex-course mates(including me) had written.
My concern here is just that no matter who you are; a teacher, an engineer, a doctor, a lawyer, a magistrate,
I admit that we (my ex-course mates and I) were kind of cheeky and naughty too. We also gave some names or label some other lecturers with special names. However most of the labels are quite nice as we love most of our ex-lecturers. Unfortunately I can't really recall other nick names that we gave to other ex-lecturers.
My point here is not to prove anything but this is just a gentle reminder for all of us. When we give certain names or call people with some nick names and they don't like the nick names (especially if the names are bad names), someday other people will give us or call us with bad nick names TOO. It's kind of retribution.
What's your comments on this? Have you had any teachers/lecturers that called/gave bad nick names to his/her students? Or you and your course mates gave the bad nick names to other people?