Monday, February 11, 2008

Disciplinary Insults

A biology major and I were jokingly trading insults about each other’s disciplines at lunch today. He finished me off with, “Yeah, well, all you English majors do is find verbs all day long.” I found that remark rather funny, because I couldn’t refute him: I’d just gotten out of my Advanced Grammar class, where for fifty minutes—you guessed it—we had been parsing verbs (had been parsing: pluperfect indic—sorry, never mind). But I enjoyed it, so I guess I’m in the right major. :)