Monday, March 14, 2011


Here's a funny list of the rubber stamps every professor needs while grading freshmen comp papers. I thought of a few I'd like for intro to anthro classes:

You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Yes, I'm sure living in a tribal society sounds lovely and idyllic to a pampered, white, middle-class child of 21st century America, but I prefer to have dentists and avoid marriage at 15, thanks.

Please look up the definition of "cultural naïveté".

The vast majority of undergraduate essays are improved by removing the first sentence.

Why would I have asked the question, if the answer were that simple?

Yes, I'm grading right now. Why do you ask?

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