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#5. Eighty percent of their day is spent in the library.

#4. They use words you never knew were in the English language.

#3. They make you feel uneducated when you talk to them.

#2. They have to write 10 page papers quite often.

...and the number one reason you know your friend is an English Major...

#1. They use 'convoluted' and 'alluded' in the same sentence.
Responses:

genius_advice
- start the night before the due date - prepare some snacks, preferably crackers or cereal straight out of the box - write introduction, possibly...

Comments

Sorrel

Sorrel

2008-11-30 18:51:16

Aw Matty! As flattered as I would be if you wrote this about me...
I couldn't possibly make you feel uneducated!

Alamir

Alamir

2008-11-30 19:48:39

"#3. They make you feel uneducated when you talk to them."

...grammar Nazis thrive on this. They see every conversation as a challenge to find any misuse in grammar. This isn't mere hyperbole, this is the main thesis of best-selling grammar books like "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves" and every internet forum on literature that I've ever joined.

Not that fixing grammar is a bad thing in general but it shouldn't be done to make people feel "uneducated."
Oh and if you ever see a grammar error on WordArc rather than embarrassing the person in the comments members can now just click on "Suggestions" and highlight the error for the author (It's right beside the "Add Comment").
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Sorrel

Sorrel

2008-11-30 20:11:18

Replying to Alamir:
For a non-fiction, "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" was a really good read... I'll do a review on it after I finish this essay :D

Matty

Matty

2008-11-30 22:42:35

So, i've been getting some flack about #3...I meant "uneducated" as in "I've been out of college for 5 years and forgot the all the big dictionary words my college friends use" LOL :)

genius_advice

genius_advice

2008-11-30 23:58:09

Ah crap, no wonder I'm doing so poorly in English: need to go to the library more.

Alamir

Alamir

2008-12-01 00:21:13

.., leave it to Matty to be the first member to inspire two article responses to a story.

Georgie

Georgie

2008-12-05 01:41:47

definitely used 'convoluted' in my paper today. BUSTED
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Matty

Matty

2009-01-14 22:51:19

Replying to Georgie:
How did the paper with 'convoluted' in it turn out?
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Georgie

Georgie

2009-01-19 04:18:11

Replying to Matty:
oh dear, i can't even remember! too many papers. i think it went medium-okay! the paper was probably somewhat convoluted itself.



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