The Academia Waltz by Berkeley Breathed

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  1. Jakesully of the Omaticaya

    Jakesully of the Omaticaya said, about 2 years ago

    For everyone who replied yesterday (Prof danglais, Omnius, Night-Gaunt49, dmohoni, neatslob)…

    The kids who I T.A., all of them having English for a native language, are remarkably dumb and often make spelling mistakes like in the fourth panel of yesterday’s strip while writing their exam and assignment answers. And in their case, it’s not subtlety, it’s stupidity.

    And I was at Delhi University for two and a half years before quitting. Their system is so screwed up that good kids fail and bad ones pass because the system does not encourage intelligence or allow intelligent students to succeed, classes are few and far between, and teachers are inconsiderate and unconcerned.

    You must probably get your news from the back of a cereal box, because on the ground, things are very different in Delhi. (I should know. I’ve been living there for over ten years now.)

  2. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, about 2 years ago

    @dmohoni
    I’m really not to sure what your complaint was yesterday. I’ve never claimed to have taught in India, let alone visit the country. I’m TEFL qualified and have been teaching English in France since 2003, in lycée, college and businesses.
    There appear to have been many negative comments yesterday. However, I for one enjoy Berkley’s humour, as much as I used to enjoy Jules Feiffer, and the subtleties (of the last panel are very clever.
    Why is anyone having a problem here?

  3. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, about 2 years ago

    @Jakesully of the Omaticaya

    I’m sorry someone attacked you for not understanding the joke yesterday. That was unkind but you seemed to ignore that it was pointed out several times that the words were changed in the last panel (for several days) on purpose and was a big part of the joke in the strips. They are correct and you are not if you think the changed words were a mistake as you said several days in a row, and you said it a mildly insulting way as if to indicate that you were the only one to see the error, when in true it seemed you were the only one to miss the humor.

  4. el_flesh

    el_flesh said, about 2 years ago

    Another writer last week didn’t even know what the expression “or bust” meant – he thought it was a reference to boobs.
    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha….

  5. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 2 years ago

    If you think a word should be “cat” and the writer says “tiger” instead, that is NOT a misspelling of “cat”, it’s simply a different word.

  6. twypsi

    twypsi said, about 2 years ago

    Hey guys (or gals), lighten up, it’s just a comic. A funny, pithy comic but, never-the-less, still a comic. Chill. baby!

  7. CAtransplant

    CAtransplant said, about 2 years ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Not too much offense meant, but, if you teach English, you should know that “to” is not the same as “too”. Also, you seem to be changing your tense here (I’m not an English major – it just sounds wrong): “I’ve never claimed to have taught in India, let alone visit the country….” and maybe here: “There appear to have been many negative comments yesterday….” Even if, technically, you’re correct, the sentences read awkwardly. Also, you have “subtleties” – plural – meaning there should be more than one, but I only see one. Now, I’m not much for quibbling except with numbers and language, but I think you should tighten up. Oh, and you should close your parenthetical expression.

  8. basicallystupid15

    basicallystupid15 said, about 2 years ago

    Stop the spitting fight (see above comments)and get back to the braless girls

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @CAtransplant

    Most of us do understand but we are just writing comments and sometimes there isn’t time to make it fully turn in worthy. I dislike compulsive grammarians since they are so insulting. (They ignore what was said and the comic itself. They just want to correct someone. So unless it is the comic itself and wasn’t done on purpose—-shut up!)

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