History Literature / WaysideSchool

8th Aug '17 10:07:59 PM Pichu-kun
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** In "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A Story With a Disappointing Ending]]", Paul gets hypnotized into thinking Leslie's ears turn into candy whenever she says the word pencil. Unfortunately, despite the story revolving around her breaking and then losing her pencil, she never says the word "pencil" during that chapter. Several chapters later, the students throw a pencil sharpener out of the window and it breaks. [[spoiler:Leslie remarks on how they're going to need a new pencil sharpener...]]

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** In "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A Story With a Disappointing Ending]]", Paul gets hypnotized into thinking Leslie's ears turn into candy whenever she says the word pencil. Unfortunately, despite the story revolving around her breaking and then losing her pencil, she never says the word "pencil" during that chapter. Several Nine chapters later, the students throw a pencil sharpener out of the window and it breaks. [[spoiler:Leslie remarks on how they're going to need a new pencil sharpener...]]


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* ParentalNeglect: Miss Zarves became so mean because growing up everyone treated her like a doormat or didn't care for her opinion. Even her parents were too busy for her.


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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Invoked by Miss Nogard, who can read minds and uses it to pick at people's insecurities. Dana gets a haircut and worries that it makes her look boyish, so Miss Nogard intentionally calls her a "handsome young man".


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* WouldHurtAChild: It's implied Miss Nogard wanted to throw Mrs Jewls newborn out the window.
8th Aug '17 9:23:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* AesopAmnesia: In Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Joy steals Dameon's lunch because she forgot hers and his looked delicious. She felt so guilty afterwards that she couldn't eat those foods again for a year. In ''Wayside School is Falling Down'', she steals her best friend Maurecia's lunch for no apparent reason.

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* AesopAmnesia: In Sideways ''Sideways Stories from Wayside School, School'', Joy steals Dameon's lunch because she forgot hers and his looked delicious. She felt so guilty afterwards that she couldn't eat those foods again for a year. In ''Wayside School is Falling Down'', she steals her best friend Maurecia's lunch for no apparent reason.



* LeastRhymableWord: Allison has to write a poem using the word "purple" for one assignment. After going through the alphabet multiple times, she decides to rhyme it with "burp'll," as in, "I bet a burp'll stop that baby from crying."
* LethalChef: Miss Mush, the school lunch lady, who at one point picks up a ''severed nose'' and decides it would go well with spaghetti sauce.
** However, the math book stated that she's a SupremeChef... provided she cooks for a small number of people. The larger the number, the worse it is.
** Granted, it's not the food itself that's bad (Ron is able to eat it and says it's not bad) but it does cause some very weird effects.
** In ''Sideways Stories'', it is said that Miss Mush has "the remarkable ability to overcook and undercook a dish at the same time."

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* LeastRhymableWord: Allison has In chapter three of ''Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger'' the students are asked to write a poem using the word poems about colors. Allison can't figure out what to rhyme "purple" for one assignment. After going through the alphabet multiple times, she decides to rhyme it with "burp'll," as in, "I with. She eventually writes "The baby won't stop crying. His face is turning purple. Will anything make him feel better? I bet a burp'll stop that baby from crying."
burp'll"
* LethalChef: Miss Mush, the school lunch lady, who at one point picks up a ''severed nose'' and decides it would go well with spaghetti sauce.
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sauce. However, the math book stated that she's a SupremeChef... provided she cooks for a small number of people. The larger the number, the worse it is. \n** Granted, it's not the food itself that's bad (Ron is able to eat it and says it's not bad) but it does cause some very weird effects.
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effects. In ''Sideways Stories'', it is said that Miss Mush has "the remarkable ability to overcook and undercook a dish at the same time."



* NoSmoking: Possibly due to being from the book from the 90s, ''Wayside School Gets Even Stranger'' averts this trope. A woman went to a psychiatrist to help stop smoking.



* PsychoPsychologist: Dr. Pickell, the school psychologist. He's not AxCrazy, though, he just likes to use Hollywood Hypnosis on people to make them do stupid things.

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* PsychoPsychologist: Dr. Pickell, the school psychologist. He's not AxCrazy, though, he just likes to use Hollywood Hypnosis on people to make them do stupid things. For example, he helped a woman kick her smoking habit but now she slaps her husband whenever he mentions potatoes.
4th Aug '17 8:22:33 AM jccw227
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* DeathByNewberyMedal: InUniverse. Dana claims to hate when Mrs. Jewls reads stories like these because they make her laugh and cry too much. Mrs. Jewls then explains to her that her laughing and crying over those stories means she actually loves them, and she wishes the rest of the class loved them as much as her.

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* DeathByNewberyMedal: InUniverse. Dana claims to hate when Mrs. Jewls reads stories like these to the class because they make her laugh and cry too much. Mrs. Jewls then explains to her that her laughing and crying over those stories means she actually loves them, and she wishes the rest of the class loved them as much as her.
4th Aug '17 8:22:08 AM jccw227
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* DeathByNewberyMedal: InUniverse. Dana claims to hate when Mrs. Jewls reads stories like these because they make her laugh and cry too much. Mrs. Jewls then explains to her that her laughing and crying over those stories means she actually loves them, and she wishes the rest of the class loved them as much as her.
17th Jul '17 4:16:35 PM crazysamaritan
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* BowtiesAreCool: In the illustrations, Myron is always seen with a bowtie on.
14th Jul '17 3:47:13 PM jccw227
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* ShoutOut: The whole [[MissingFloor "no 19th story"]] thing seems to be a reference to [[ThirteenIsUnlucky construction workers often intentionally skipping the 13th floor when building a building]].

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The whole [[MissingFloor "no 19th story"]] thing seems to be a reference to [[ThirteenIsUnlucky construction workers often intentionally skipping the 13th floor when building a building]].building]].
** During story time in Mrs. Jewls' class one story that makes Dana laugh and later cry is about [[Literature/CharlottesWeb a cute little pig and a wise spider, but the spider dies at the end.]]
14th Jul '17 1:18:25 PM CallingAlameda
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*** Didn't he deliberately choose the name Mark Miller because he was sick of having to explain that his name was Benjamin Nushmutt?
13th Jul '17 4:21:10 PM lilac
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*** Didn't he deliberately choose the name Mark Miller because he was sick of having to explain that his name was Benjamin Nushmutt?
30th May '17 7:58:46 PM Nicoaln
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: How Miss Mush notices something is up. See below.
27th May '17 6:20:42 PM TheGreatSkrond
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*** Or, Ray met [[RetGone the same fate]] as Alison finding his way into Zarves' class, and never got out...
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