2 mar. 2006

Sentences from student papers that make me want to tear my hair out:

"These two poems have various similarities and differences that it is important to compare and contrast." [or equivalent in Spanish]

Translation: "I am bored by this assignment; I am going through the motions until I graduate in three months. I can always fall back on my high-school training here, even though I am a senior in COLLEGE. Go Jayhawks! Muck Fizzou!"

6 comentarios:

Behrle, Prince of Trolls dijo...

No Jayhawk Hatin'--I have them at least going to the 8.

xxxjimmy

Matthew W. Schmeer dijo...

The sad thing is that he doesn't even have the balls to actually write "Fuck Mizzou," but has to resort to t-shirt cliches.

Jonathan dijo...

That's because I am quoting the tee-shirt. That's what the tee-shirt says. Do you see the little quotes around my quotation? There is no "Fuck Mizzou" tee-shirt because that wouldn't be a joke, not even a lame clichéd joke like Muck Fizzou. There would be no reason for me to write "Fuck Mizzou" because that wouldn't be quoting anything.

Matthew W. Schmeer dijo...

Johnathan:

My bad! I grazed over the first word of your second paragraph, which made me think you were quoting another student paper. My criticism was based on the assumption that a student had written that second 'graph. Sorry for the misread and the insult!

Jonathan dijo...

Sorry for over-reacting. Juck Mohnson County! (Just kidding.)

Matthew W. Schmeer dijo...

You know, I feel the same way sometimes. . .