This kid got in trouble for calling someone a name that totally foxed her teacher
What does that even mean?
Kids are always getting in trouble for name-calling but one schoolgirl was sent home for her wrongdoing with a particularly hilarious note that will amuse gamers and internet dwellers alike.
A teacher sent the eight-year-old’s parents a letter telling them she’d called another child a “Hanzo main” after he’d stolen her pencil.
The teacher writes in scribbled handwriting: “Another student took her pencil and she referred to him as a ‘Hanzo Main’”.
“I have no idea what this means, however it was clearly meant as an insult.”
Her mother posted the note on social media, saying: “My husband and I have been laughing for half an hour”.
For those not in the know, it’s a reference to the first-person shooter game Overwatch.
Hanzo is an Overwatch character renowned for being a selfish choice because it’s difficult to play as, so usually not a very useful member of the team.
‘Maining’ means to choose that character consistently.
So, despite the teacher’s confusion, calling someone a Hanzo main is definitely an insult and seems like a pretty measured response to something nicking your pencil.
The game’s official account responded to the viral tweet, saying that although they “don’t support name-calling” they appreciated her daughter’s attitude.
Her mother said the girl has played a few Overwatch matches against bots. But she probably picked up the phrase from her mother, who’s started using it “in place of words I shouldn’t say in front of my kids”.
“She just knows I say it when I’m frustrated and someone does something that upsets me,” her mother said.
According to her, the culprit got a time-out for his misdemeanour.