The Academia Waltz by Berkeley Breathed

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  1. The Awakener

    The Awakener said, over 2 years ago

    For everyone who replied yesterday (Omnius, neatslob, Redkaycei Repoc)…
    The kids I T.A. have grown up speaking English all their lives and get more cash as an allowance per week than their servants make as salary per month. They are not “just learning” English, they have known it all their lives, and have spent their lives in the most expensive English-medium schools in Delhi, which in theory is meant to provide them a complete education. However, I see on a daily basis that they are unable to attempt assignments that are normally given to and excelled at by TEN-YEAR-OLDS. THAT is through complete and utter stupidity and schooldays spent discovering sex, drugs, and alcohol, and parents bribing teachers to let them pass. (Why else do you think my university made me, a first-year, a T.A. right off the cuff? Every teacher has said I’m a hundred times smarter and more capable than the kids: the Dean herself said I’m on the same level as the teachers. And my university has just about all of the finest minds in Delhi.)

  2. Rodney

    Rodney said, over 2 years ago

    Figures. Steve finally finds a woman who’s “giving it away”, but not to HIM.

    Join the club, Steve…

  3. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, over 2 years ago

    You claim not to be an English major but I’m not even certain you fully understand English. Check all your facts before attempting to criticise someone, it could prove less embarrassing. None of your criticisms of tense was correct in a grammatical sense. Apart from my not having closed the parentheses or deleted the superfluous “to”, after amending the sentence. As my comment was typed at two o’clock in the morning, even an English teacher is permitted a couple of omissions. What’s your excuse? Perhaps you should lighten up and be less pedantic.

  4. el_flesh

    el_flesh said, over 2 years ago

    HAHA but then if the last panel writing changes, ol’ Berke will be accused of not even knowing what he wrote in the previous panels by our resident expert on English! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  5. basicallystupid15

    basicallystupid15 said, over 2 years ago

    Blue balls again.

  6. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    @The Awakener

    I do not doubt your intelligence, or capability at all, I merely observe that what you claimed on several days were misspellings were not misspellings but a main part of the strips joke. I remarked that you were told this after the very first time but you continued to call them misspellings, and in a rather condescending manner. I fail to see what a joke in an American strip has to do with your teaching in India and people who have trouble spelling when it is in no way related. You ranting about misspellings that are not misspellings but rather a deliberate joke does not reflect well upon you but rather the opposite. Respectfully yours….

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @The Awakener

    Have you accomplished what you intended? Was it worth all the effort? Have you reevaluated yet? I’d consider it if I were you. Just a thought.

  8. twypsi

    twypsi said, over 2 years ago

    Steve, I know what you’re feeling. Been there done that. Spent hours wooing a sexy thing only to have her lover(girlfriend) show up around 1AM. To make matters worse I bought both of them drinks, duh?

  9. el_flesh

    el_flesh said, over 2 years ago

    Ya been there done that, too. Hopin for a threesome in vain.

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