I corrected Prokott’s grammar in her most recent blog post and she told me I had a Hitler moustache and we made tasteless jokes about genocide and etymology. Genocide is in no way funny, nor is Hitler, but one day at lunch Prokott did a ditsy girl impression (you know? when everything sounds like a question? even though it’s not?) and it went something like this:
“Um, so like, the Armenians, they had a genocide, and well, the Kardashians, they’re, like, Armenian and so since somebody genocided the Kardashians, they’ve like, had a really hard life, and so people should know about it so it can stop, cuz it’s really bad.”
So I naturally find an occasion to use “genocided” daily even where it has no business being used. Like on our teacher blogs. So why am I showing you all? Because it’s a lovely example of rhetorical wit, and you already
think know that I’m nuts and outrageously amusing (probably not, but Prokott is), so what’s the harm?
Students aren’t the only ones who crack at the end of the semester.