Sunday, January 07, 2007

Getting the ducks in a row

Classes start tomorrow.

I was working on the prep for my grad course this morning. Some of you will have heard this spiel from me before ... but it's fun to share.


Did you know that a person who studies cave formations is called a speleologist?

Which means that if he studied the ends of caves, he'd be a teleological speleologist.

If he studied the ends of caves and had a specific political agenda, he'd be an ideological teleological speleologist.

If he studied the ends of caves at the end of the world and had a specific political agenda, he'd be an eschatological ideological teleogical speleologist.


Yeah. Classes begin tomorrow.

Anyone want to continue ...?

4 comments:

Mandy said...

"If he studied the ends of caves at the end of the world and had a specific political agenda," AND was concerned with explaining HOW he analyzes the political ramifications of caves with respect to their end, he'd be a hermeneutical eschatological ideological teleogical speleologist.

izenkumon said...

"If he studied the ends of caves at the end of the world and had a specific political agenda," AND was concerned with explaining HOW he analyzes the political ramifications of caves with respect to their end, he'd be a hermeneutical eschatological ideological teleogical speleologist, AND if he had a sneaking respect for Mr. Spock, he'd be a logical hermeneutical eschatological ideological teleogical speleologist.

jer said...

Mate, put the Jamesons AWAY.

Anonymous said...

Supercalifraglisticexpialidocious-ologist :)