Spanish Teachers Protest Ocho Cinco

Editor’s Note: This article is from September, 2008

When Chad Johnson legally changed his name to Chad Ocho Cinco to reflect the 85 on the back of his jersey, he didn’t figure that he would instantly be making thousands of enemies nationwide.

Aaron Carlson, Spanish teacher from Kearney, Nebraska explains: “Chad’s little prank is making it difficult for us to effectively teach numbers. Students think that we are teaching them wrong because this clown can’t use a dictionary.”

Why is Carlson, and many other Spanish teachers so upset? “Ocho cinco” actually means “eight-five”, while “ochenta y cinco” would be the correct formations of 85 in Spanish.

“I really don’t care, you cant stop me either way,” related Ocho Cinco. “Maybe next year I’ll go with Acht Fünf. That’s some German right there.”

Due to a torn labrum it is uncertain when Ocho Cinco will be sporting the new jersey on the field. Ocho Cinco has said he hopes to play this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.

Any time will be too soon for Mr. Carlson. “I can only hope he’s out for at least 4 weeks. We’ll be done with 2-digit numbers by then.”

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13 Responses to “Spanish Teachers Protest Ocho Cinco”

  1. Anonymous says:

    How bout the fact he doesn’t have spanish roots and now his name will be linked with spanish ancestry.

  2. Anonymous says:

    No, knucklehead…”Achtundfünfzig” would be fifty-eight. Fünfundachtzig is the word you’re looking for. Du meine Gute…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Actually in German it would be Achtundfünfzig, so that now makes him a clown and illiterate in 2 different languages

  4. Anonymous says:

    i know senor

  5. Anonymous says:

    Who cares??? It’s all a joke anyways.It’s not like the kids can’t learn that ocho cinco is wrong.

  6. Sir Bolt says:

    Effin’ classic. CJ is clearly a dumb arsehole regardless of what last name he gives himself.

  7. Anonymous says:

    He’s more like Oucho Cinco right now

  8. Anonymous says:

    85 is actually ochenta y cinco, not ochenta cinco

  9. Anonymous says:

    yes, but not as mad as the residents of “lincolns” nebraska

  10. Anonymous says:

    Actually, “ochenta Y cinco” is 85 in Spanish.

  11. Anonymous says:

    For what it’s worth it’s pretty common to go by the two separate numbers. I wear 49 in hockey and people are more likely to say “four-nine” than “forty-nine”…

  12. DJ says:

    This is pretty good, it’s written pretty journalistically. You had me going for a bit. This was hilarious.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Ocho Cinco is insane

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