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2018-02-09 11:41:56 AM  
Five bucks says it is an adjunct.
 
2018-02-09 11:50:01 AM  
Also, everything in Australia wants to kill you.
 
2018-02-09 11:52:07 AM  
Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.
 
2018-02-09 11:54:35 AM  
The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.
 
2018-02-09 12:00:11 PM  
Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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2018-02-09 12:01:08 PM  

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...
 
2018-02-09 12:02:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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Glad the professor was shiatcanned.
 
2018-02-09 12:05:14 PM  
Thank you for this web-address

After I do some independent research on the continent/country issue I will review your paper.


This is how academics talk to each other.
 
2018-02-09 12:05:22 PM  
The professor probably got her PhD from Trump University.
 
2018-02-09 12:05:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...


I thought that at first with their # of commercials on TV all the time, but they are a nonprofit with an actual campus, which does put them a few steps higher than the likes of Phoenix or Everest/Corinthian.
 
2018-02-09 12:11:37 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...

I thought that at first with their # of commercials on TV all the time, but they are a nonprofit with an actual campus, which does put them a few steps higher than the likes of Phoenix or Everest/Corinthian.


OK - one step above Phoenix, then.
 
2018-02-09 12:13:46 PM  
Oh - and article is useless without professor name.
 
2018-02-09 12:14:14 PM  
FTFA:

The professor never apologized for the error, but did acknowledge she had a "misunderstanding about the difference between Australia as a country and a continent."


That's a nice euphemism for saying you were wrong.
 
2018-02-09 12:15:36 PM  
Like I tell my kids, "just because a person hasa job, it doesn't mean they are good at it."
 
2018-02-09 12:17:36 PM  
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2018-02-09 12:17:50 PM  
Australian Hitler, "That's not a genocide.  Now this,...this is a genocide."
 
2018-02-09 12:18:31 PM  

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


I know someone who went to SNUH (when it was still called New Hampshire College).

Five bucks says she's a 17 year old from Bangalore.
 
2018-02-09 12:19:01 PM  

The_Sponge: FTFA:

The professor never apologized for the error, but did acknowledge she had a "misunderstanding about the difference between Australia as a country and a continent."


That's a nice euphemism for saying you were wrong.


Future politician.
 
2018-02-09 12:20:03 PM  
Death by SNHU-SNHU?
 
2018-02-09 12:20:29 PM  
Whose Line is it Anyway- Africa is A Continent
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2018-02-09 12:21:41 PM  
The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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2018-02-09 12:22:08 PM  
She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted
 
2018-02-09 12:22:20 PM  
Get a real degree from a real school.
 
2018-02-09 12:22:32 PM  
She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.


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2018-02-09 12:23:48 PM  

Nick Nostril: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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2018-02-09 12:24:03 PM  

Magorn: She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted


The stretch marks never go away.
 
2018-02-09 12:26:31 PM  
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2018-02-09 12:27:41 PM  
Death by SNHU SNHU occurs when you die from face-palming yourself so violently because your professor is a dunce.
 
2018-02-09 12:27:56 PM  

Snapper Carr: Nick Nostril: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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CSB...

My best friend from HS went on to get a BA and MA in Philosophy with the intent of becoming a PhD professor. Some time after the MA, he said "fark it, I need to make a living", got an MBA and now works in administration at Miami University.
 
2018-02-09 12:28:49 PM  

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2018-02-09 12:29:04 PM  

edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.


This is the thing that I don't understand about places like SNUH or U of Phx - if you live in Idaho why not just get a degree from the U of Idaho? They have online courses too.
 
2018-02-09 12:29:36 PM  
Take heart, Dumyanks! It is not just because you are dumb that you know nothing about geography. Even the perfessers are as ignorant as wet raw wool.

I hope that the kid got her mark regraded and the professor is taking a remedial geography course that costs her three times as much as the student was charged.
 
2018-02-09 12:31:38 PM  
I agree with the professor.  I mean really, what really is a country?  It's just a state of mind.

Now a continent, that's real.
 
2018-02-09 12:33:00 PM  
Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.
 
2018-02-09 12:33:29 PM  
In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.
 
2018-02-09 12:33:58 PM  
Now Canada on the other hand....
 
2018-02-09 12:34:04 PM  

Magorn: She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted


Wait, you mean that SNHU wasn't always based out of Cell 1138 at U.S. Penitentiary - Coleman, FL?
 
2018-02-09 12:35:12 PM  

wxboy: [Youtube GNT3BGvyePM image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/GNT3BGvy​ePM]


I miss the rains down in Australia.

From the comments.
 
2018-02-09 12:35:47 PM  
It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.
 
2018-02-09 12:37:20 PM  

edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.


In Idaho? Come on.
 
2018-02-09 12:39:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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That's about as good as they could have handled that. Good for them and for the student for sticking up for herself.

This professor really shouldn't be allowed to instruct. She double and triple downed on her stupidity.
 
2018-02-09 12:39:42 PM  
Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson
 
2018-02-09 12:40:57 PM  

Bowen: edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.

This is the thing that I don't understand about places like SNUH or U of Phx - if you live in Idaho why not just get a degree from the U of Idaho? They have online courses too.


Because then you'd have to actually be smart enough and apply yourself to completing a real degree, with real professors and real Regents exams and so forth.  Places like this are or people who can't get accepted to Idaho.
 
2018-02-09 12:41:08 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson


half correct
 
2018-02-09 12:41:35 PM  

FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.


Sorry, I read the entire article, but failed to see the correlation between this brain dead professor and Trump.

Besides Trump Derangment Syndrome, which has apparently seized the minds of the left so badly they Trump at fault for this instructors misunderstanding of a pretty well known fact, do you have any other evidence?
 
2018-02-09 12:41:40 PM  
OK, I know as a person who's trying to become a nicer person I shouldn't pick on individuals, so, uh...

I'ma ask a question about the plucking of eyebrows... why to people do it and, if they think it's so important to do, why don't they do it very carefully, as such an important task should warrant?  Or maybe this is just a one-day mishap in the repainting of thoroughly plucked brows?

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2018-02-09 12:43:12 PM  
So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?
 
d23 [BareFark]
2018-02-09 12:43:42 PM  

Subtonic: Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.


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2018-02-09 12:44:32 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson

half correct


Hey! I qualified it with "usually."
 
2018-02-09 12:45:40 PM  

gonegirl: So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?


"What qualifies you for this position?"
"I know that Australia is a country and a continent."
"You're hired."
 
2018-02-09 12:47:01 PM  

gonegirl: So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?


Trust me, it's a thankless job.
 
2018-02-09 12:47:47 PM  

nekom: In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.


Oceania is a region, with a few continents involved.   Australia is a continent, New Zealand actually has it's own sunken continent (there's something Tolkienesque about that).   The islands in the eastern part are on the Pacific plate.   The Philippine plate (Palau).   If you include Easter Island (culturally Polynesian/Oceanic) you're getting into Nazca Plate territory, though I'm a bit fuzzy if it's considered it's own microplate.
 
2018-02-09 12:48:21 PM  

MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.


Philosophy is a discipline in which you can think deep thoughts without really knowing very much.

///philosophy major
 
2018-02-09 12:50:14 PM  

Bowen: edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.

This is the thing that I don't understand about places like SNUH or U of Phx - if you live in Idaho why not just get a degree from the U of Idaho? They have online courses too.


You have to have a HS diploma or GED, and SAT or ACT scores to get into most state schools. The PE teacher at my school in used to "teach" Spanish for University of Phoenix at a high school campus. A 3-day weekend course in Spanish was 3 credits. You just had to have the money to pay for it. What a joke.
 
2018-02-09 12:50:25 PM  

Raoul Eaton: MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.

Philosophy is a discipline in which you can think deep thoughts without really knowing very much.

///philosophy major


Isn't a Doctorate of Philosophy in Philosophy a bit redundant redundant?
 
d23 [BareFark]
2018-02-09 12:50:28 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson

half correct


I work with PhDs and there are some who you don't have any problem solving ability at all.  I am assuming they are OK in their own field, but I do know of many who have pretty much leached all the works off of grad students and post docs starting on the day they received their own.  Basically you have the same range of people who are PhDs as you have in every field.
 
2018-02-09 12:50:59 PM  

MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.


A PhD in Philosophy???

So they really are qualified to wonder if i would like fries with that
 
2018-02-09 12:51:09 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson


User name checks out.
 
2018-02-09 12:55:13 PM  
Does it seem to anyone else that the professor didn't actually do it by mistake and it was really intending to punish the student? It's ludicrous for us to be expected to believe this professor was confused.
 
2018-02-09 12:57:01 PM  
All I can say is, she showed a lot of restraint in those emails.  The amount of acerbity in the email I would have written would have dissolved my professors computer into a puddle of hydrocarbons.
 
2018-02-09 12:58:16 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...


She was getting a degree in sociology, so...
 
2018-02-09 12:59:01 PM  
So i flew to Australia recently & the customs official at the airport asked me if i had a criminal record.
I replied "I didnt know that was still required!"

--Alexi Sayle
 
2018-02-09 12:59:11 PM  
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I wonder what these Australians think about this?
 
2018-02-09 12:59:20 PM  
You think that's bad, they were even worse to me when I did my paper on Robonia.
 
2018-02-09 12:59:48 PM  

Loose_Cannon: FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.

Sorry, I read the entire article, but failed to see the correlation between this brain dead professor and Trump.

Besides Trump Derangment Syndrome, which has apparently seized the minds of the left so badly they Trump at fault for this instructors misunderstanding of a pretty well known fact, do you have any other evidence?


I'm pretty sure what FlashHarry  referred to as Trumpian was the professor's inability to admit her fault, not her misunderstanding of a well-known fact.
 
OOF
2018-02-09 01:00:03 PM  
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2018-02-09 01:01:17 PM  

Hollie Maea: It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.


Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.

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2018-02-09 01:03:20 PM  

capt.hollister: Loose_Cannon: FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.

Sorry, I read the entire article, but failed to see the correlation between this brain dead professor and Trump.

Besides Trump Derangment Syndrome, which has apparently seized the minds of the left so badly they Trump at fault for this instructors misunderstanding of a pretty well known fact, do you have any other evidence?

I'm pretty sure what FlashHarry  referred to as Trumpian was the professor's inability to admit her fault, not her misunderstanding of a well-known fact.


I'm pretty sure the point still stands: Trump Derangement Syndrome.

We get it. Trump is an idiot. You don't have to work into every conversation to show how virtuous you are.
 
2018-02-09 01:04:10 PM  

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


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2018-02-09 01:04:59 PM  
For a class on metallurgy I was given a sample and by looking at the grain structure I was supposed to say how it was formed, if there was any heat treating and if possible what kind of metal it was. My mystery sample was a knife filched from the dining hall. I went through the steps and was able to support that it was stamped 302 ss with no heat treating. I got a zero as the grad student grading the project was unfamiliar with any metals other than AISI designations. Instead of head butting I went to her boss and asked for his help.

You pay for school, you are buying a service if they give you a Trump U reject move up the chain of command.
 
2018-02-09 01:05:33 PM  
So what's the chance the instructor is a farker?
 
2018-02-09 01:06:16 PM  

FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.


The professor voted for Hillary.
 
2018-02-09 01:06:23 PM  

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Ha ha! You live in Australia!
 
2018-02-09 01:07:01 PM  

Cheron: For a class on metallurgy I was given a sample and by looking at the grain structure I was supposed to say how it was formed, if there was any heat treating and if possible what kind of metal it was. My mystery sample was a knife filched from the dining hall. I went through the steps and was able to support that it was stamped 302 ss with no heat treating. I got a zero as the grad student grading the project was unfamiliar with any metals other than AISI designations. Instead of head butting I went to her boss and asked for his help.

You pay for school, you are buying a service if they give you a Trump U reject move up the chain of command.


Are you saying that he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer?
 
2018-02-09 01:07:24 PM  

Bowen: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

I know someone who went to SNUH (when it was still called New Hampshire College).

Five bucks says she's a 17 year old from Bangalore.


Most of the people who write college textbooks are Ukrainian, so I figured some kind of slav...
 
2018-02-09 01:07:50 PM  

Cheron: For a class on metallurgy I was given a sample and by looking at the grain structure I was supposed to say how it was formed, if there was any heat treating and if possible what kind of metal it was. My mystery sample was a knife filched from the dining hall. I went through the steps and was able to support that it was stamped 302 ss with no heat treating. I got a zero as the grad student grading the project was unfamiliar with any metals other than AISI designations. Instead of head butting I went to her boss and asked for his help.

You pay for school, you are buying a service if they give you a Trump U reject move up the chain of command.


The grad student was likely a vegan liberal who believes that metals can be whatever they identify as emotionally.
 
2018-02-09 01:08:56 PM  
Australia doesn't exist.   I asked google maps how to drive there and got 'No Routes Found' !
 
2018-02-09 01:09:36 PM  

a scientific baby chicken: Bowen: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

I know someone who went to SNUH (when it was still called New Hampshire College).

Five bucks says she's a 17 year old from Bangalore.

Most of the people who write college textbooks are Ukrainian, so I figured some kind of slav...



They are?

/Half Ukie.
 
2018-02-09 01:09:37 PM  

a scientific baby chicken: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

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stirfrybry: capt.hollister: Loose_Cannon: FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.

Sorry, I read the entire article, but failed to see the correlation between this brain dead professor and Trump.

Besides Trump Derangment Syndrome, which has apparently seized the minds of the left so badly they Trump at fault for this instructors misunderstanding of a pretty well known fact, do you have any other evidence?

I'm pretty sure what FlashHarry  referred to as Trumpian was the professor's inability to admit her fault, not her misunderstanding of a well-known fact.

I'm pretty sure the point still stands: Trump Derangement Syndrome.

We get it. Trump is an idiot. You don't have to work into every conversation to show how virtuous you are.


It makes them feel good like their opinion matters.  If they didn't have the internet and message boards to make them feel like they matter, they would probably just explode.
 
2018-02-09 01:10:51 PM  
Damn, that girl is cute
 
2018-02-09 01:13:29 PM  
It's just a conspiracy of cartographers?
 
2018-02-09 01:13:50 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...


Some extraterrestial theorists say....yesh!
 
2018-02-09 01:13:58 PM  
I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.
 
2018-02-09 01:15:31 PM  
Holy shiat are some people dense. Making a mistake is one thing, but to not even hit Google before responding to the complaint is mind boggling.

/use incognito mode when you're Googling something so farking stupid
 
2018-02-09 01:15:44 PM  

a scientific baby chicken: bighairyguy: [img.fark.net image 600x433]

Ha ha! You live in Australia!


Actually, I did, in the mid 1960's.  Fun place, except for the jellyfish stings.
 
2018-02-09 01:15:55 PM  
So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?
 
2018-02-09 01:16:43 PM  
"Southern New Hampshire University" probably should have been your first clue that the "professors" aren't top quality.
 
2018-02-09 01:17:10 PM  

Destructor: Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.


The word "continent" is a bit fuzzily defined and can mean different things in different contexts.  To a geologist, yes, some islands on the same plate separated form a main landmass by a relatively shallow expanse of water are considered to be on the same continent.  Which is why Papua New Guinea is on the Australian continent, and New Zealand is on its own continent.
 
2018-02-09 01:18:27 PM  
My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."
 
2018-02-09 01:20:32 PM  

MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?


It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.
 
2018-02-09 01:20:47 PM  

FLMountainMan: I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.



Yes. but does Florida really have mountains?


/I know...I know...Sugarloaf Mountain.
//But it looks like a hill, damn it.
 
2018-02-09 01:21:18 PM  

MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.


Dole Office Clerk: Occupation?
Comicus: Stand-up philosopher.
Dole Office Clerk: What?
Comicus: Stand-up philosopher. I coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension.
Dole Office Clerk: Oh, a *bullshiat* artist!
Comicus: *Grumble*...
Dole Office Clerk: Did you bullshiat last week?
Comicus: No.
Dole Office Clerk: Did you *try* to bullshiat last week?
Comicus: Yes!
 
2018-02-09 01:22:29 PM  

The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."



I once made $20 in college because this moron thought helium was flammable....easiest money I ever made.
 
2018-02-09 01:24:41 PM  

The_Sponge: FLMountainMan: I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.


Yes. but does Florida really have mountains?


/I know...I know...Sugarloaf Mountain.
//But it looks like a hill, damn it.


Splash Mountain
Thunder Mountain
Mt. Dora
Mons Venus

C'mon, this is basic geography.
 
2018-02-09 01:26:17 PM  

Z-clipped: All I can say is, she showed a lot of restraint in those emails.  The amount of acerbity in the email I would have written would have dissolved my professors computer into a puddle of hydrocarbons.


I'm sorry she didn't rip the prof a new one. There a few things in life more annoying than a display of aggressive ignorance.
 
2018-02-09 01:27:06 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.


These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.
 
2018-02-09 01:30:38 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.


Yeah, I get it, but that doesn't change the fact that all 3 countries are part of the continent of North America. It could have just as easily been called New Canadia or New Mexia, but as Americans, we (typically) think everything is all about us.
 
2018-02-09 01:31:04 PM  
America isn't just a country, either.

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It's two continents
 
2018-02-09 01:33:07 PM  

Raoul Eaton: MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.

Philosophy is a discipline in which you can think deep thoughts without really knowing very much.

///philosophy major


Like the fact that Fark Law dictates you can't jump right to a triple slashie
////and the quad slashie is just blasphemy
 
2018-02-09 01:33:52 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.


The correct term is Usonian.
 
2018-02-09 01:34:55 PM  
The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy

Thus continuing the circle of "why bother?"
 
2018-02-09 01:37:30 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.


United Statian ?
United Statianite ?
United Statierite ?
United Statist ?
 
2018-02-09 01:38:57 PM  

dbrunker: America isn't just a country, either.



You're right.  It's THE COUNTRY.

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2018-02-09 01:41:08 PM  

UsikFark: Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.

The correct term is Usonian.


Frank Lloyd Wright.   That's what I think of when I see that.
 
2018-02-09 01:42:54 PM  

capt.hollister: Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.

United Statian ?
United Statianite ?
United Statierite ?
United Statist ?


At this point, I think it's actually "The assholes down south who elected a farking idiot as president" or "Those pendejos who elected the Orange Asshole." We deserve that.
 
2018-02-09 01:48:29 PM  

FLMountainMan: The_Sponge: FLMountainMan: I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.


Yes. but does Florida really have mountains?


/I know...I know...Sugarloaf Mountain.
//But it looks like a hill, damn it.

Splash Mountain
Thunder Mountain
Mt. Dora
Mons Venus

C'mon, this is basic geography.



I LOL'd and I will also admit defeat.
 
2018-02-09 01:53:37 PM  

SansNeural: OK, I know as a person who's trying to become a nicer person I shouldn't pick on individuals, so, uh...

I'ma ask a question about the plucking of eyebrows... why to people do it and, if they think it's so important to do, why don't they do it very carefully, as such an important task should warrant?  Or maybe this is just a one-day mishap in the repainting of thoroughly plucked brows?

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She has a slight smirk, as is evident in her mouth.  Some people smirk across their whole face, including eyebrows.
 
2018-02-09 01:57:10 PM  

wxboy: [YouTube video: Whose Line is it Anyway- Africa is A Continent]


YES! That's the first thing I thought, too.
 
2018-02-09 01:59:05 PM  

guestguy: Now Canada on the other hand....


With all their hockey hullabaloo.
 
2018-02-09 02:00:27 PM  
The professor, now known as "Skarkfood", will be treated to a tour of the beaches of Queensland and New South Wales, unless the pilot can't find a place to land in this imaginary country.

He will be tethered to the board members and president of SNHU.
 
2018-02-09 02:04:14 PM  
And now you know what a Philosophy degree is worth
 
2018-02-09 02:11:25 PM  

Z-clipped: Destructor: Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.

The word "continent" is a bit fuzzily defined and can mean different things in different contexts.  To a geologist, yes, some islands on the same plate separated form a main landmass by a relatively shallow expanse of water are considered to be on the same continent.  Which is why Papua New Guinea is on the Australian continent, and New Zealand is on its own continent.


A friend of a friend was asked in a job interview how many oceans there are. I always wondered if the were looking for the interviewee to answer one
 
2018-02-09 02:11:53 PM  
I occasionally hang with a guy who's a PhD prof in philosophy. He and the other profs always have meetings at a local bar to just hang and flap at each other. One time they were complaining about the quality of teaching from another prof. I said it reminded me of the old saying: you don't have to know how to teach to be a college professor. They all went silent for about a minute and I could see the inward contemplation. It was glorious.
Most of them are a bunch of assholes.
 
2018-02-09 02:14:17 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.

Yeah, I get it, but that doesn't change the fact that all 3 countries are part of the continent of North America. It could have just as easily been called New Canadia or New Mexia, but as Americans, we (typically) think everything is all about us.


Point of order:  The American continents were named by a German map-maker who never even came here.  If he hadn't been trying to piss of Christopher Columbus, it's most likely that they would have been called North Columbia and South Columbia.

/not our fault
 
2018-02-09 02:16:54 PM  
of
off, goddamnit
 
2018-02-09 02:26:02 PM  

The_Sponge: a scientific baby chicken: Bowen: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

I know someone who went to SNUH (when it was still called New Hampshire College).

Five bucks says she's a 17 year old from Bangalore.

Most of the people who write college textbooks are Ukrainian, so I figured some kind of slav...


They are?

/Half Ukie.


They are? 100%* so suck it. *at least 50%
 
2018-02-09 02:26:10 PM  

Destructor: Oh, and we have submerged continents?


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2018-02-09 02:31:32 PM  

gonegirl: So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?


There always is an opening for adjunct.  You need to have a Ph.D. several letters of recommendation and it'll be a small surcharge of $500/month; $3500 a month if you want insurance too.  Oh, and you don't qualify for a parking space.

Salary?  We told you.  It'll be $500/month.  We take cash or money orders.
 
2018-02-09 02:31:46 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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Except the poor student has to retake the course, pretty sure her B+ is worthless, since the professor probably never turned in final grades.

// Lived in Australia (the country AND the continent!) as a kid.
// daughter had trouble at the DMV, because the clerk refused to accept her [District of] Columbian license...
// ...a supervisor was called, and broke down laughing.
 
2018-02-09 02:33:40 PM  
Australian Philosophy:

Bruces Sketch - Monty Python's Flying Circus
Youtube eyVX3uJpqxc
 
2018-02-09 02:34:59 PM  
I have two kids in college and the one thing tell them is that you need to challenge every test, quiz paper grade you feel is not appropriate.
Your professor is not god and if you don't agree with them go to the department head, then the dean, the academic dean and  so forth.
Also GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING!
 
2018-02-09 02:37:39 PM  

Loose_Cannon: FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.

Sorry, I read the entire article, but failed to see the correlation between this brain dead professor and Trump.

Besides Trump Derangment Syndrome, which has apparently seized the minds of the left so badly they Trump at fault for this instructors misunderstanding of a pretty well known fact, do you have any other evidence?


"Trumpian" is an adjective describing how strongly this person clings to her incorrect position.
No-one (except you) is suggesting that he is the cause of it.

He's more of a poster child for that sort of behavior; hence the adjective.
 
2018-02-09 02:38:09 PM  
In elementary school, we had a spelling test and I had used the British spelling for a word instead of the American version. My cousin was the TA for the class as part of a co-op program for her high school and she marked it as wrong.

This is how lasting family feuds begin.
 
2018-02-09 02:39:03 PM  
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Translation:
Let me find a random 'resource' on the internet that backs up my claim that Australia is not 'exactly' Country.  After that I will make your grade worse.
 
2018-02-09 02:40:03 PM  
When I was in grad school the department had to fire a TA (A Ph.D student) who was teaching a first year bio lab about the biological difference between males and females. One of her key points was that females are missing one rib.

/The same person was trying to do RNA electrophoresis and was treating her gel rigs with DEPC then autoclaving them. The gel tanks obviously melted in the autoclave which is a rookie mistake that anyone can make. What was worrying is that she did the same thing three days in a row and couldn't figure out what was wrong.
 
2018-02-09 02:41:58 PM  
Decades ago on a class visit to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, my eighth-grade science teacher closed a vigorous dispute between a classmate and myself by judging a penguin to be a mammal. I never really forgave that. Maybe he thought we meant The Penguin, from Batman.
 
2018-02-09 02:42:39 PM  

Destructor: Hollie Maea: It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.

Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.

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If they are connected by the continental shelf, then yes they are.

Would you say that Manhattan is not part of North America? No, you wouldn't say that because that would be stupid.
 
2018-02-09 02:45:53 PM  

mrwhippy: I have two kids in college and the one thing tell them is that you need to challenge every test, quiz paper grade you feel is not appropriate.
Your professor is not god and if you don't agree with them go to the department head, then the dean, the academic dean and  so forth.
Also GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING!


But I spent a lot of time on it! I DESERVE AN A!
 
2018-02-09 02:56:05 PM  
The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy, according to her LinkedIn

[snip]

On Friday, SNHU announced via Twitter that they had apologized to Arnold and had replaced her professor.


I'm going to guess that they looked into the credentials of this prof and found out her supposed PhD is a pack of lies. I don't believe that anyone that ignorant ever got a legit doctorate.
 
2018-02-09 02:58:58 PM  
I bet the professor has a bunch of friends and they will all support him/her and say it was an honest mistake. Stupid usually hangs out with stupid.
 
2018-02-09 02:59:37 PM  
I am wholly against objectifying women, but dear Lord, this takes the term "buns of steel" to a whole new level.

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2018-02-09 03:00:55 PM  

nanim: Australia doesn't exist.   I asked google maps how to drive there and got 'No Routes Found' !


I gave you a +1 Funny, but this is an improvement. There was a time when Google would give driving directions from New York to London. Told you specifically which pier you needed to drive off of.
 
2018-02-09 03:01:08 PM  
A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?
 
2018-02-09 03:01:12 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: "Southern New Hampshire University" probably should have been your first clue that the "professors" aren't top quality.


Well, it ain't Dartmouth but it's generally not that bad.
 
2018-02-09 03:01:56 PM  

Hollie Maea: Would you say that Manhattan is not part of North America? No, you wouldn't say that because that would be stupid.


Billions of years ago, when I was going to school, a continent was a continuous land-mass. Islands were islands. Not part of some strange, abstract, continent system.

Of course, it's not that abstract, and I embrace this new found learning. The point is: Don't be too hard on someone that thinks that Country Australia is all there is on (the poisonous) Continent Australia.
 
2018-02-09 03:03:03 PM  

The_Sponge: The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."


I once made $20 in college because this moron thought helium was flammable....easiest money I ever made.


How noble of you.
 
2018-02-09 03:11:28 PM  

Farabor: The_Sponge: The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."


I once made $20 in college because this moron thought helium was flammable....easiest money I ever made.

How noble of you.


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2018-02-09 03:17:47 PM  

The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?


I've never understood why anyone cares which city is the capital of anything.  See also: state bird, state motto, etc.
 
2018-02-09 03:28:39 PM  

Z-clipped: The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?

I've never understood why anyone cares which city is the capital of anything.  See also: state bird, state motto, etc.


Yeah, yeah... all that.  But Oklahoma's state bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher is just a cool bird.
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2018-02-09 03:31:10 PM  

Tyrosine: When I was in grad school the department had to fire a TA (A Ph.D student) who was teaching a first year bio lab about the biological difference between males and females. One of her key points was that females are missing one rib.

/The same person was trying to do RNA electrophoresis and was treating her gel rigs with DEPC then autoclaving them. The gel tanks obviously melted in the autoclave which is a rookie mistake that anyone can make. What was worrying is that she did the same thing three days in a row and couldn't figure out what was wrong.


There were some isotopes moving in the wrong direction that day lemme tell ya!!!
 
2018-02-09 03:35:58 PM  

Bowen: edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.

This is the thing that I don't understand about places like SNUH or U of Phx - if you live in Idaho why not just get a degree from the U of Idaho? They have online courses too.


I know, from a friend's recent experience, that the traditional colleges and community colleges do not make it easy to apply and find out exactly how many of the classes you can take online.  You can take some, but not all, and if you have a work schedule or kids, you won't know if the classes are only available during your work or parenting time.

On the other hand, the online schools make it easy to sign up and take classes, nearly all of which can be done on your schedule.  Plus, their admission standards are more lenient.

This was pretty disheartening to me. Lots of the benefits to having college classes online are being ignored by mainstream institutions and it leaves the for-profits like Phoenix, Capella, and others to rake in the students and the big bucks.  My friend was rejected by the public university in her state that had an all-online program, and was told to take a few classes at the community college first to get her back up to speed.  Except community colleges didn't have the classes she needs online and she needs the alternative schedule because of work and child care.  Now she's taking classes from Capella and is amazed at how easy it has been to work with them from admission to all of the technical stuff of online classes.
 
2018-02-09 03:37:15 PM  
Here are some members of the Australian women's soccer team, the Matildas.

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That Matilda loos to have an amazing ass. You could bounce bullets off that thing.
 
2018-02-09 03:38:56 PM  
Still, the professor had another warning for Arnold as she prepares to write her final assignment: "Please make sure the date, the facts, and the information you provide in your report is about Australia the country and not Australia the continent."

Guy just won't farking give up, will he? It's like he's POTUS... He knows all, he can't possibly be wrong, and when proven wrong, he just pretends like it never farking happened, and finds a way to farking deflect.
 
2018-02-09 03:47:21 PM  

Destructor: Hollie Maea: It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.

Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.

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Look up the continent of Zealandia
 
2018-02-09 03:55:31 PM  

jjorsett: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy, according to her LinkedIn

[snip]

On Friday, SNHU announced via Twitter that they had apologized to Arnold and had replaced her professor.

I'm going to guess that they looked into the credentials of this prof and found out her supposed PhD is a pack of lies. I don't believe that anyone that ignorant ever got a legit doctorate.


Oh, my naive friend I can assure you that there are plenty of idiots with PhDs.
 
2018-02-09 04:14:51 PM  

Destructor: Hollie Maea: It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.

Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.

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That's the continent of Australia. It's all connected.
 
2018-02-09 04:16:19 PM  
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2018-02-09 04:23:01 PM  
An online degree in sociology?  Yep, I don't find this surprising.
 
2018-02-09 04:26:47 PM  

Tyrosine: One of her key points was that females are missing one rib


No excuse for that level of ignorance. God took a rib from Adam to make Eve.
 
2018-02-09 04:29:53 PM  

nekom: In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.


Nope

Australia - continent
 
2018-02-09 04:31:24 PM  

ukexpat: nekom: In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.

Nope

Australia - continent


I thought Australia was incontinent.
 
2018-02-09 04:35:23 PM  

nekom: In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.


When I was in school we were taught Australia was a country on the continent of Australasia
 
2018-02-09 04:35:47 PM  

MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?


America is two continents.
 
2018-02-09 04:37:30 PM  
Dan Quayle Misspells 'Potato'
Youtube Wdqbi66oNuI

Is our children learning?
 
2018-02-09 04:37:34 PM  
Mind blowing?
I've had arguments that not only are Tasmanian Devils real, there really is a Tasmania.
 
2018-02-09 04:37:54 PM  

The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?


Yeah, it used to be that there was some wiggle room because there wasn't a farking encyclopedia in every bar, house, and office.  But the internet is a thing now.
 
2018-02-09 04:46:40 PM  
The professor seemed like at twat overall.  Even if you assume impossibly that Australia was not a country (but a collection of smaller countries or one part of bigger country - not sure what the f$ck it was supposed to be), that's no reason to slash and burn the entire paper and fail the student.

The point was a comparison of societal norms across two societies.  Not a f$cking geography test.  So sure, you dock them some points, maybe a big chunk of points but you don't fail them for that reason alone.

If I assigned that paper and a student came back to me with a comparison of the US with the European Union.  If wouldn't be a f$cking prick and fail them.  I would dock them some points.  Maybe if the explained why the used the EU instead of an actual country, I would give them full marks if their reason made sense.
 
2018-02-09 04:50:05 PM  

RedVentrue: Destructor: Hollie Maea: It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.

Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.

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Look up the continent of Zealandia


What is that, a continent for ants?!
 
2018-02-09 05:05:29 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: The professor probably got her PhD from Trump University.



The Buzzfeed article jumped thru hoops to avoid any reference to the gender of the prof.

There would be pics and lots of ponouns like he, him, & his if da prof was a stupid white man.
 
2018-02-09 05:42:30 PM  

UsikFark: Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.

The correct term is Usonian.


It's Usona in Esperanto.
 
2018-02-09 05:43:52 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...

I thought that at first with their # of commercials on TV all the time, but they are a nonprofit with an actual campus, which does put them a few steps higher than the likes of Phoenix or Everest/Corinthian.


You know how Phoenix likes to advertise that they have a bunch of graduates working high up who preferentially hire and promote other Phoenix grads?

I never believed it until I started looking into the credentials of the Director/VP cadre at my Fortune 500 employer, mostly out of curiosity as to where such legendary mismanagement should might be learned.

More than half of them have at least 1 degree from Phoenix.

This realization (that they are all suckers and pretenders with only the thinnest actual education) has allowed me to tailor my interactions with management to my personal benefit.
 
2018-02-09 05:46:57 PM  

The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?


To be fair to your friend, we DO consider a 64 pack of Crayloa Crayons as fine dining.....
 
2018-02-09 05:47:36 PM  

kendelrio: The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?

To be fair to your friend, we DO consider a 64 pack of Crayloa Crayons as fine dining.....


GODDAMMIT.... We MARINES consid....oh nevermind....
 
2018-02-09 05:49:51 PM  

kendelrio: The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?

To be fair to your friend, we DO consider a 64 pack of Koala Crayons as fine dining.....


FTFY
 
2018-02-09 07:31:38 PM  

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


Yes, it was an adjunct, but my god .... The prof must have got her degree online. Even then, why argue? If I mistakenly believed X was not a country, and someone else claimed it was, I would check. Several places.
 
2018-02-09 07:44:48 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson


And being a philosopher doesn't mean they can't be a mouth breathing moron in their field, and still get a PhD.
 
2018-02-09 09:35:18 PM  

Z-clipped: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.

Yeah, I get it, but that doesn't change the fact that all 3 countries are part of the continent of North America. It could have just as easily been called New Canadia or New Mexia, but as Americans, we (typically) think everything is all about us.

Point of order:  The American continents were named by a German map-maker who never even came here.  If he hadn't been trying to piss of Christopher Columbus, it's most likely that they would have been called North Columbia and South Columbia.

/not our fault


...and in that case, United Statians would have usurped the name Columbians for their exclusive use.
 
2018-02-09 09:50:58 PM  

RedVentrue: Look up the continent of Zealandia


Never.

Waste of time anyway. This stupid planet doesn't have much longer to survive as is. What, with the constant threat of asteroids, and supernovas and such.
 
2018-02-09 11:39:00 PM  

Mikey1969: Here are some members of the Australian women's soccer team, the Matildas.

[img.buzzfeed.com image 715x425]

That Matilda loos to have an amazing ass. You could bounce bullets off that thing.


Current jersey #21 is Ellie Carpenter (yes, she's wearing #20 here):
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2018-02-10 02:16:12 AM  

Destructor: Hollie Maea: Would you say that Manhattan is not part of North America? No, you wouldn't say that because that would be stupid.

Billions of years ago, when I was going to school, a continent was a continuous land-mass. Islands were islands. Not part of some strange, abstract, continent system.

Of course, it's not that abstract, and I embrace this new found learning. The point is: Don't be too hard on someone that thinks that Country Australia is all there is on (the poisonous) Continent Australia.


There is just not a strict set of criteria for calling something a continent. The continent of Australia may not include Tasmania, or it may. People talk about "Continental Europe" and they don't mean to include the UK, you know.
 
2018-02-10 03:02:22 AM  

The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."


Been on both sides of that so many times. Ego, it's a wonderful thing....
 
2018-02-10 07:51:07 AM  

Mikey1969: Here are some members of the Australian women's soccer team, the Matildas.

[img.buzzfeed.com image 715x425]

That Matilda loos to have an amazing ass. You could bounce bullets off that thing.


I'd like to see her waltz...
 
2018-02-10 10:08:25 AM  

RedVentrue: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

America is two continents.


It WAS one until Teddy Roosevelt sawed it in half for the Panama Canal.
 
2018-02-10 11:21:00 AM  
I'm sorry, if you're that farking stupid, your name should be published.

WTF, this person gets paid to fark other people's lives?  She should be protected?
 
2018-02-10 06:34:47 PM  

Farabor: The_Sponge: The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."


I once made $20 in college because this moron thought helium was flammable....easiest money I ever made.

How noble of you.


I am damn glad I came back to this thread....well done, sir.
 
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