Saturday, May 4, 2013

I'm grading papers

Is it just Field College students, or do undergraduates everywhere ceaselessly talk about things being "up on a pedestal" or "frowned upon"? When did we all get so prim?

Adultery is frowned upon...infanticide is frowned upon...Queen Elizabeth is on a pedestal, along with Jesus and "good morals".... Okay, these are fictitious examples, but they are not at all far removed from reality.

Back to work.

5 comments:

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

These are just the platitudes that come to their little minds. They have nothing much to say, I guess.

Fretful Porpentine said...

At least it's not a pedal stool!

heu mihi said...

At a place where I adjuncted once in grad school, I had two students write about putting something up "on a pastel."

heu mihi said...

(I certainly don't mean to insult my students, by the way; it's just that their beliefs about the best way to express their ideas, or the proper idiom to use, aren't always quite right.)

The Steel Magnolia said...

It's not just you. Seriously.