Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
Asaf Bartov
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Amusing Anecdotes of Academe

1. (told by batilda) In a freshman exam on Roman History, a student wrote: "The conspirators lunged at Caesar like wolves upon Bambi".

2. (told by one of my professors) In a history exam, a student asserted that "Marx Weber was the first socialist." This one I find truly astounding -- it works on so many levels! :)

3. Had a fabulous day. Too exhausted to write about it. Tomorrow. Call me names if I don't.
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