Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A confession

The other day, my friend admitted that until very recently, he thought that “approximately” meant “exactly.” So whenever he was given essay assignments from professors that had to be approximately 500 words, he thought they had to be exactly 500 words. All through college he thought about how totally unreasonable it was of his professors to ask for exactly 500-word essays, and always shaved down sentences to make his essays exactly 500 words.

I think that’s pretty funny.

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