Flawed Banter Grades Low

| Learning | July 7, 2014

(We are studying etymology, and the structure of languages trees. Our teacher is known for being informal and cool.)

Me: “Gah! I can’t seem to remember the order.”

Classmate: “Hold on, I’m in it…”

Teacher: “Come on. There are only four things to remember. ‘Family, Branch, Group, and Language. After that you get creoles, pidgins, and dialects, but you won’t be tested on that.”

Me: “I know, but it’sā€””

Classmate: “I got it! ‘Fat B****s Get Laid!'”

Teacher: “Well, I guess that will do. Can I use it for my next class?”

(It’s been four years and I still remember it!)

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