Sesquipedalianistism

| Learning | November 7, 2013

(In lecture, my professor is asking for words to describe men in a picture. After people shout out words like ‘happy’ and ‘confident,’ he asks for more specific words.)

Student #1: “Cocky!”

Professor: “Yeah, that’s a good one! What else?”

Student #2: “Temeritous!”

(The professor stumbles back, clutching his heart.)

Professor: “Woah! Who’s your TA?”

Student #2: “It’s [TA’s Name].”

Professor: “[TA’s Name], give him an ‘A’!”

(Everyone laughs.)

Professor: “‘Temeritous,’ what a fabulous word. I don’t even know what it means! What does it mean?”

Student #2: “Very arrogant!”

Professor: “[TA’s Name], give him two ‘A’s!”

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