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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Falling expectations.

The Scene: Drek and his Wife are sitting at the table. Drek's wife is grading student essays.

Drek's Wife: Oh god.

Drek: What?

Drek's Wife: I have a student who wrote, "...those girls are bitch-like," in her paper.

Drek: Gah. That's just horrible.

Drek's Wife: Yeah. I know. I'm scratching it out and writing in "bitchy."

Drek: Yeah.

Drek's Wife: ...

Drek: Oh. Oh GOD!

Drek's Wife: What's wrong?

Drek: Well it's just... I don't know what's worse: that our students are using profanity in papers for a senior-level course, or that our reaction is to tell them how to use it properly.

Drek's Wife: Oh, man. You're right.

Drek: Our standards have hit bottom and begun to dig.

Drek's Wife: You know, our dog is bitch-like.

Drek: True, but given that she's female, bitch-like doesn't even begin to cover it.

Drek's Wife: Fair enough.

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Blogger Marf said...

If they're going to use profanity, they may as well be told how to use it properly.

Friday, May 09, 2008 1:37:00 PM  

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