Me: Josh, what is this that you handed in? Why is the bibliography not annotated? The syllabus specifies that this has to be an annotated bibliography, there are specific explanations on how to make one in the syllabus, I have sent out 4 reminders, and we spoke about this in person. What happened?
Student: Oh, I see! I’ve been wondering why you keep repeating “annotated bibliography,” “annotated bibliography”! I had no idea you actually meant we had to submit an annotated bibliography.
But of course nobody is going to beat the achievement of that student who asked, looking completely shocked, “Oh, so you meant the composition had to be in Spanish??” in a course titled Intermediate Spanish II.