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shriver
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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2005 16:00      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am an English major. There it is. For two years I have been asking myself, asking other people, "Why did I drop out of Computer Engineering, why did I become an English major, what qualifications do I have for studying literature?"

Well, the time is at hand to step up and identify with it. I enjoy literature. I love reading it, writing (when I can motivate myself to write), studying it. No longer will I lament my decision. I am an English major.

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And a thousand thousand slimy things
Lived on; and so did I.

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2005 17:02      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome to the club, Shriver! [thumbsup]

My ex-best friend is a Computer Science major, but his obsessions with language and the history/correct use of language could also have led him to a major in Linguistics or English or anything like that.

I've met a bunch of other computer people who are equally talented/interested in English, and some for which the opposite is true. You're in good company, Shriver. [Smile]

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Zim'et
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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2005 19:18      Profile for Zim'et         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Word homie.

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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2005 19:21      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
W00t! Teh English major is in da hizzouse!

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6 weeks to go!

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n4dmx
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Yay! [thumbsup]

An ally in the battle against AOL/31337 sp33k! [Razz]

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Icon 14 posted March 14, 2005 19:53      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations on your reconciliation with yourself, from a fellow humanities geek.

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jordanv
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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2005 21:21      Profile for jordanv     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey - I love all kinds of tech but i'm not even doing any comp sci at Uni.

I'm going to be a philosophy / political economy double major.

Yet again, i'm probably going down the academic route.

My real love however is history but i'm not studying it at Usyd for political reasons.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
W00t! Teh English major is in da hizzouse!

I think you mean hizzel, bizzel [evil]

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n4dmx
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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2005 22:51      Profile for n4dmx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Fo shizzle.

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jordanv
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It's sad that the dog is much more attractive than Snoop Doggy Dawgg will ever be.
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Icon 1 posted March 15, 2005 05:12      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by jordanv:


My real love however is history.

*shudder* History is horrible for me. I mean, I like Hitler and all, but learning all those dates and stuff just does not make my love for History any larger.

Now Biology... THATS another matter. [Wink]

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I've had a lot of fun studying the history of religion and how it has affected societies through the ages. If any of you are looking for an interesting class, take any history of world religion course. You won't regret it.

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I hear you on that one. I'm a computer geek at heart, but I'm also a linguistics nerd. Maybe they're connected somehow?
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Icon 3 posted March 15, 2005 11:58      Profile for MTB Babe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am a total literature and anthropology geek. In fact, I am thinking of going back to school to get a masters in English!

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Michael Bolton: Yeah, well at least your name isn't Michael Bolton.

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Icon 1 posted March 15, 2005 12:34      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A friend of family is a higher-up of some sort in Paypal's translation department (not just language, but customs, idioms, legalities, etc), and at one point owned his own computer translating company.

"Computational linguistics", as he describes it, is the study of a computer's ability to use and or translate language. He said if he had a chance to do it over, he'd major in CS and minor in linguistics, rather than the other way 'round, but I take that with a grain of salt: he's spoken Arabic, Farsi, French, and English fluently since childhood. Anyway, the point is, they are related; both involve using a set of vocabulary and rules to express an idea.

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Let them be stupid - the market will sort it out.

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[QUOTE="SilverBlade"] I like Hitler
[/QB][/QUOTE]

[Eek!]


Yep, another english major over here! English teacher also! Taught "The Raven" today. What a good poem!

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Icon 1 posted March 15, 2005 20:49      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Poe always makes for an interesting read. I'm partial to "The Premature Burial" and "Masque of the Red Death" myself.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
Poe always makes for an interesting read. I'm partial to "The Premature Burial" and "Masque of the Red Death" myself.

This interest of yours should assure your poplularity as a hospital chaplain. You'll knock 'em dead with that stuff. [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Wink] [Roll Eyes]

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2005 02:26      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mel:
[QUOTE="SilverBlade"] I like Hitler

[Eek!]

[/QB][/QUOTE]

I mean learning about him! [Razz]

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It is wonderful to know yourself and be what you want to be.

Now "Be all that you can be" is the ARMY. Don't get it confused with what you ARE doing.....

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
This interest of yours should assure your poplularity as a hospital chaplain. You'll knock 'em dead with that stuff.

/Gets mental image of that: "Really!!! I feel much better. I want to go home now!" [Big Grin] [crazy]

( On the other hand, I recommend "The Premature Burial" to those who haven't read it. It's actually not your typical Poe, in that it ends on a positive, hopeful note. )

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I completely agree... one of Poe's most underrated stories, and it sticks with you (regardless of the ending). In many ways it's more horrifying than some of his other tales.

I fully second the suggestion. Anyone for a third?

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quote:
Originally posted by ewomack:
I completely agree... one of Poe's most underrated stories, and it sticks with you (regardless of the ending). In many ways it's more horrifying than some of his other tales.

I fully second the suggestion. Anyone for a third?

I'll third.. Was one of my favorites in my lit classes... His poetry is something of a 'you either like it, or hate it' kind of thing. Sadly, a rather vast amount of people simply don't understand it, heh.
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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
/Gets mental image of that: "Really!!! I feel much better. I want to go home now!" [Big Grin] [crazy]

It seems to me that your sense of humor would serve you and the patients well in a hospital chaplaincy setting. FWIW

As for Poe, I haven't read him in years, but thoroughly enjoyed much of his work. The Pit and the Penduluum and The Fall of the House of Usher were of particular interest, but the best of all was The Raven.

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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ALot of ppl used to say getting a degree in the languages or arts are useless, but seems ppl even have a hard time getting a job even in sciences or anything else these days. The laughs on everyone now. Go learn something you are interested in! Don't give a crap what someone else thinks, cause they really don't care what you do anyway. May take us a philosophy major to get us all out of this rut we're in now LOL
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