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‘My dog ate it’, ‘I left it on the bus’, and ‘someone stole it’ – they were the classic excuses in our day for not handing in homework. But modern youth are increasingly blaming absent homework on technology, a survey’s revealed. Online electronics retailer Pixmania surveyed 1000 teachers during the past 12 months and found that …

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Printers

Ahhh. My printer being out of ink was responsible for so many late homeworks...

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Anonymous Coward

El Reg... copying homework again?

Mr.Sherwood, this report seems remarkably similar to one handed in my Mr.Haines yesterday. I think there may be some plagiarism going on here...

My brother's a teacher & when he gets the "Printer ran out of toner" excuse he responds with "Well, why didn't you email me your homework?".

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Heh :-)

It devoured my paper.....

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Sounds ike Pixmania trying to drum up some business

There can't be many people left who have been fleeced by the "you'll have to send it back to France" warranty.

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‘I lost my laptop’

those kids are obviously preparing for careers in politics...

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Paris Hilton

Fifteen years late

Good grief... I used the same excuses over fifteen years ago and didn't get away with it *then*.

I found that you got a little less hassle if you just said " I haven't done it".

Paris - cos she didn't like homework either.

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Slow on the uptake?

"Sue Cooke, Assistant Headteacher at Wallington County Grammar School, Surrey, said: 'We are definitely wising up to their tech trickery.'"

So, you're telling me that it took a while for teachers to "wise up" to a kid lying about his dog eating his work? C'mon. The only thing that's changed is the crappy excuse. A broken computer is no better than a poorly trained pup.

Maybe teachers are dumber/lazier/more gullible than they used to be?

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Coat

If they thought about it a bit better...

they could just hand in some gibberish file and claim they were a Mac or Linux user thus getting the rest of the world to excuse them.

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