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  •  Um Ya Ya. 1988. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon. As good as I am, the bird is going to shit on the board and strut around like it won anyway. –jbou (2013)

    by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 05:30:42 AM PDT

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    •  Um ya ya to you too (0+ / 0-)

      Class of '78, so I was ten years before you. My father taught at Concordia (Moorhead), so we got a professor's kid discount at Lutheran (ALC) colleges. A couple of us went to St. Olaf, one to Augsburg, one to Pacific Lutheran (plus a couple ended up at state universities).

      I was in Paracollege and lived in Ytterboe the first three years, then downtown my senior year (there was a free van that went between Carleton and St. Olaf). Both Ytterboe and Paracollege are now gone. To students, Paracollege was sort of the hippie college where you could design your own major. To parents and older relatives I always said it was based on the Oxford/Cambridge tutorial model. It sounds more respectable than "the hippie college."

      My major was linguistics (mostly semantics and grammar, but also psychology of language and philosophy of language) -- and it helped later on when I was an magazine editor and tech writer. My languages were Latin, French, and Old English.

      "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

      by Dbug on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 07:14:33 PM PDT

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