Teacher Somehow Keeps Straight Face Reading Hilariously Cruel Spelling Test


Spelling tests aren't fun, and most kids dread the moment their teachers start reciting the words they were supposed to be studying for weeks.

If you were a decent speller growing up, maybe you never felt the pre-test agony that exists before a spelling exam.

If that's the case, kudos! You're doing great, kid.


However, if you were a student in Joey Dombrowski's fourth grade class at an elementary school in Michigan, being a good speller wouldn't have mattered.

Earlier this week, the jokester of a teacher gave his smart students a spelling test that frustrated the heck out of 'em because the words on his quiz were completely made up.

While reviewing for the exam, he recited fake words like "blorskee" and "speekuzslmn" and didn't even crack a smile.

He posted a video of the joke spelling test review, and his students sound baffled.

He starts the video — which has been featured on MailOnline — and says, "Alright, going through the list with the spelling — you're checking your own lists, here we go."

As Mr. D recites the bizarre words, his students are heard talking amongst theirselves in utter confusion.

At one point, he says the word "speeku" and says it's spelt "S P E E K U Z S L M N," claiming most of the letters are silent.

One kid speaks up and says, "What?! That's a Chinese word," to which he responds,

Nope, it's actually from somewhere else... not here.

The entire fake spelling list (along with his example sentences) are as follows:

  • Blorskee: "I lost my blorskee at the carnival."
  • Tangateen: "I eat my spaghetti with a tangateen."
  • Speekuzslmn: "Look there's a speekuzslmn!"
  • Wazamata: "Student say they're sick, I say wazamata with you?"
  • Slipert: "Be careful when you're sleeping there might be a slipert in your house."
  • Chchch: "The horse was angry so I said chchch."
  • Rol-aska-tox: "Rol-aska-tox was surprised when jinx took the crown."
  • Speenuch: "My favorite food is speenuch and artichoke dip."
  • Shabolaskp: "Be careful you do not catch shabolaskp."
  • GÜRRR: "My friend told me a secret and I said GÜRRR."

I can imagine his students are tad confused at this point.

Just when his students were about to lose hope in their spelling skills, Mr. D announces the final word: "April Fools!"



Moments later, his fourth grade class roars with frustration and relief as he sits back in his chair and laughs at their commotion.

Sure, it's not April yet, but it's "close enough."

Mr. Dombrowski ends his exam by letting his kids know their test is going to be on their report card, and the clip ends.

Best April Fools' joke ever? I think so.

Bravo, Mr. D. Bravo.

Citations: 'Z S L M N, there's silent letters at the end of that one': Teacher pranks his students with hilarious fake spelling test for 'early April Fools' Day' (MailOnline)