Of all the eskimos being aliens and farting and other nonsense, I swear this has to be the best.

There was this cloze passage with helping words (technically speaking, they’re phrases) and there wasthis particular sentence in the passage:

The arrival of the artistes _________ was welcomed by ardent fans.

After having explained how an artiste may be different from an artist and the difference between handmade/machine-made/man-made, my student filled in the blank with the helping words “that was mostly handmade”.

I marked him wrong and he was indignant. Here’s his explanation, and I quote word by word:

You said artistes are celebrities right? So when people become celebrities, some of them are very ugly and they will go for surgery for their face so the artistes are handmade whattttt~