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Student inspires math professor to start listening to One Direction after making a ‘1-D’ joke

A college student may have turned her professor into a One Direction fan after she made a joke with her boyfriend that was accidentally overheard by her entire online class.

Kayla Morris, a 20-year-old student at Randolph College in Virginia, opened up about the embarrassing snafu in a now viral TikTok video, in which she said it all started when her math teacher, Dr. Marc Ordower, 1-D wrote on the board talking about dimensions.

“So I sent a video to my girlfriend that said, ‘One Dimension? More One Direction,'” she explained, but it got a little awkward when her boyfriend forgot to mute himself when he played the clip in class.

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Oops! Kayla Morris, a 20-year-old student at Randolph College in Virginia, talked about her math professor, Dr. Marc Ordower, who overheard her One Direction little boy.

Oops! Kayla Morris, a 20-year-old student at Randolph College in Virginia, talked about her math professor, Dr. Marc Ordower, who overheard her One Direction little boy.

Joke: She explained that when her teacher wrote 1-D on the board regarding dimensions, she sent a video to her friend saying, 'One dimension? More like One Direction '

Joke: She explained that when her teacher wrote 1-D on the board regarding dimensions, she sent a video to her friend saying, 'One dimension? More like One Direction '

Joke: She explained that when her teacher wrote 1-D on the board regarding dimensions, she sent a video to her friend saying, 'One dimension? More like One Direction '

Joke: She explained that when her teacher wrote 1-D on the board regarding dimensions, she sent a video to her friend saying, 'One dimension? More like One Direction '

Joke: She explained that when her teacher wrote 1-D on the board regarding dimensions, she sent a video to her friend saying, ‘One dimension? More like One Direction ‘

“Yes, one dimension,” their teacher said, thinking someone was asking a question. Who’s talking? Have I … ‘

Another student stepped in to say it was “a joke?” and he had to “just keep going,” but he was still perplexed.

“I hate missing out on jokes,” he said.

The teacher stared at the 1-D written on the board for so long that his students thought their screens were frozen, but he was just trying to figure out the joke.

Is 1-D a symbol for something? Is that the joke, ”he finally asked.

Confused: The professor stared at the 1-D written on the board for so long that his students thought their screens were frozen, but he was just trying to figure out the joke

Confused: The professor stared at the 1-D written on the board for so long that his students thought their screens were frozen, but he was just trying to figure out the joke

Confused: The professor stared at the 1-D written on the board for so long that his students thought their screens were frozen, but he was just trying to figure out the joke

Awkward: Kayla admitted crying during class because two guys were 'toasting' her joke

Awkward: Kayla admitted crying during class because two guys were 'toasting' her joke

Awkward: Kayla admitted crying during class because two guys were ‘toasting’ her joke

It's All Okay: In a follow-up video, Kayla shared her email with her teacher and his answer

It's All Okay: In a follow-up video, Kayla shared her email with her teacher and his answer

It's All Okay: In a follow-up video, Kayla shared her email with her teacher and his answer

It's All Okay: In a follow-up video, Kayla shared her email with her teacher and his answer

It’s All Okay: In a follow-up video, Kayla shared her email with her teacher and his answer

Throwback: One Direction stars Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles (left to right) are pictured in 2014

Throwback: One Direction stars Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles (left to right) are pictured in 2014

Throwback: One Direction stars Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles (left to right) are pictured in 2014

The video has been viewed over two million times and because so many people wanted to know what was happening, she made a follow-up to TikTok.

Kayla explained that the situation wasn’t really her fault as her friend was the one who forgot to mute herself, but it was still embarrassing because there were only about nine people in the class.

She tried to explain it to her professor during class, but two guys made fun of her for the ‘outdated’ joke and sent her away.

‘My joke was toasted. I sat there crying, and it was just a mess, ”she said, but her professor responded kindly to what happened.

After she emailed an explanation, he replied, “Thank you for explanation! I’m going to see One Direction because I don’t know them. And I’m glad you talk and joke with your classmates. Since we are separate, everyone has to bond in some way. ‘

So Healthy: In a third video, Kayla shared that Dr. Ordower began their next lesson listening to One Direction's 'Story of My Life'

So Healthy: In a third video, Kayla shared that Dr. Ordower began their next lesson listening to One Direction's 'Story of My Life'

So Healthy: In a third video, Kayla shared that Dr. Ordower began their next lesson listening to One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’

Aww: 'I looked it up. This was the one I liked the most, ”he said of the song. He was also excited to hear that her TikTok video about their class went viral

Aww: 'I looked it up. This was the one I liked the most, ”he said of the song. He was also excited to hear that her TikTok video about their class went viral

Aww: 'I looked it up. This was the one I liked the most, ”he said of the song. He was also excited to hear that her TikTok video about their class went viral

Aww: 'I looked it up. This was the one I liked the most, ”he said of the song. He was also excited to hear that her TikTok video about their class went viral

Aww: ‘I looked it up. This was the one I liked the most, ”he said of the song. He was also excited to hear that her TikTok video about their class went viral

Online star: Kayla also shared the email he sent her about the viral video and his signature

Online star: Kayla also shared the email he sent her about the viral video and his signature

Online star: Kayla also shared the email he sent her about the viral video and his signature

Online star: Kayla also shared the email he sent her about the viral video and his signature

Online star: Kayla also shared the email he sent her about the viral video and his signature

To Kayla’s surprise, Dr. Ordower to One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’ when he started class the next day.

‘I have looked it up. This was the one I liked the most, ”he said of the song.

She then told him that her TikTok video has been viewed over a million times and ‘everyone loves’ [him]. ‘

Holy crap! That sounds like a lot, ”he replied. At the end of the lesson, he said to his students, “Thanks for introducing One Direction.”

Kayla also shared the email he sent her about the viral video.

“That really made me laugh, and the people who left comments were so nice!” He wrote. ‘I’ve never taken part in a video this popular before and it was really nice to see what you made and read the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to put all this together and share the link with me. ‘

Thank you for enjoying my professor. He really enjoys being a TikTok star, ‘Kayla said at the end of the clip.

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