I’ve had some creative responses on the viewing guide my students filled out for the French Revolution documentary we watched in World History (only the second video we’ve watched in a semester, coincidentally).
The question was: “What is Marie Antoinette’s nickname? And why?”
(Note: the correct answer is Madame Deficit, because she was accused of spending the French treasury on herself).
(Note II: This is my honors class, all freshmen.)
I had one student tell me that her nickname was “Madame Defecate” and a different student tell me that she “spends money on crap.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, the class of 2016.