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Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
by Monika
nightbird wrote:My literature professor:

"So it follows that the poetic function of language is a result of the projection of the principle of equivalence from the axis of selection to the axis of combination."

*blank stares from the students*

Professor: "Well, that's what people sound like after years of reading critical theory."

Holy macaroni, how long did he practice for that?

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
by nightbird
Monika wrote:
nightbird wrote:My literature professor:

"So it follows that the poetic function of language is a result of the projection of the principle of equivalence from the axis of selection to the axis of combination."

*blank stares from the students*

Professor: "Well, that's what people sound like after years of reading critical theory."

Holy macaroni, how long did he practice for that?


Well, she was in her mid-forties then and had probably read and lectured about Jacobson for the past fifteen years, so...

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:56 pm UTC
by jewish_scientist
Monika wrote:Why did she write Chicken Owl on the board?

To get to the other side.

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
by jewish_scientist
Daddy Long Legs is a book from the 1920's about an orphan who is being send to college by an anonymous benefactor and falls in love with a really rich older guy that pushes on the edge of the 1/2 + 7 rule that is related to one of the other students. The twist in the book is that the love interest and the benefactor are the same person. It sounds really nice and romantic, until you think about it too much. I think my teacher put it best:

Its the 1900's; time to get super creepy now.

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
by jewish_scientist
Teacher draws picture of thermostat set to 80o.

"This is were we have been."

Teacher changes thermostat to 211o.

"This is where we are going to be now. Just below the melting point."

Starts erasing old stuff off the board.

"Those who copy down everything I say in class [pause] just got burned."

"This [arrow introduction] will not be on the test next Friday. It will be on every test after that. It will be on every test you have for the rest of your life. When you meet your Maker, the first thing your Maker will ask you is if you memorized arrow introduction to perfection."