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19 Guaranteed Ways To Offend an English Literature Student

Just stop. ✋

1. Immediately assume that they want to be a teacher.

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2. Or a librarian.

So 👏 original 👏

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3. Presume they’re an introverted bookworm.

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4. And that they’re only capable of falling in love with fictional characters.

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5. Say to them: “But don’t you already know how to speak English?”

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6. Or: “Poetry is basically analysing song lyrics”.

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7. Make any implication that they have no real future after uni.

Thanks. ☺️

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8. Or that the subjectivity of their degree makes it easy to get a first.

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9. Tell them that you read a book once, too!

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10. Ask them to spell a really hard word just for the sake of it.

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11. Make fun of their dreams if they hint they’d like to become a writer.

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12. And tell them that this career will probably make them no money.

*Breathe*

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13. Use blatantly incorrect grammar.

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14. Say how you wish you could get a degree by just reading novels all week. 

“How fun for you!”

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15. Or tell them English isn’t a proper degree.

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16. And that anyone could do it.

You can do my neo-Marxist analysis for me, then!

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17. Assume that they’ve only studied English because they don’t know what to do with their life.

Not…quite.

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18. Imply that their degree is a dying art.

Thanks for that. 🙂

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19. And that they’ll probably have to study something else before they can enter a “proper” career.

100% done.

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