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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Enjoyable Self-Deprecation:
Overheard at The University of Western Ontario

I have no idea how reliable this source is, but some of the conversations reported here are pretty amusing. Two recent examples:

And you thought the Greek system had its priorities out of whack. For shame.

Sorority girl: There's something wrong with all of the other sororities. They're either ugly or nobody likes them really because they're too high-maintenance. But the guys pretend to like them. But really they don't. But all of the frats like to party with my sorority because we're so pretty and fun to be around and fun to party with. We're their favourite. It's because we're so down-to-earth.

-- UC Hill
"Mackenzie King" / "Mackenzie, King"... It's all so similar...

TA: Sooo, can anyone tell me what the major audience of newspapers in Canada was in the 1820s - 1830s?
Blonde MIT girl: Oh, the elites... you know, like, ummm, like the Canadian royalty!
TA: .... Ummm, I don't think there was any royalty IN Canada in the 1830s... I was thinking more along the lines of merchants? Or, umm, lawyers?
Girl: Oh... Yeah, them too.

-- History of Communications tutorial

I presume that most of the statements were made by socionomology students.
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