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2018-02-09 12:00:11 PM  
53 votes:
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 11:52:07 AM  
53 votes:
Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.
2018-02-09 12:14:14 PM  
27 votes:
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 12:01:08 PM  
21 votes:

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...
2018-02-09 12:39:42 PM  
19 votes:
Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson
2018-02-09 12:15:36 PM  
17 votes:
Like I tell my kids, "just because a person hasa job, it doesn't mean they are good at it."
2018-02-09 12:02:04 PM  
17 votes:

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 12:21:41 PM  
15 votes:
The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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2018-02-09 12:18:31 PM  
11 votes:

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 11:50:01 AM  
11 votes:
Also, everything in Australia wants to kill you.
2018-02-09 12:05:25 PM  
10 votes:

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 12:59:48 PM  
9 votes:

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.
2018-02-09 12:35:47 PM  
9 votes:
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 01:03:20 PM  
8 votes:

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 12:41:35 PM  
8 votes:

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 12:05:22 PM  
8 votes:
The professor probably got her PhD from Trump University.
2018-02-09 11:41:56 AM  
8 votes:
Five bucks says it is an adjunct.
2018-02-09 01:06:16 PM  
7 votes:

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


The professor voted for Hillary.
2018-02-09 12:55:13 PM  
7 votes:
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 12:39:11 PM  
7 votes:

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 12:11:37 PM  
6 votes:

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 05:05:29 PM  
5 votes:

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 03:55:31 PM  
5 votes:

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 01:01:17 PM  
5 votes:

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 12:47:01 PM  
5 votes:

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


Trust me, it's a thankless job.
2018-02-09 12:45:40 PM  
5 votes:

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 12:22:20 PM  
5 votes:
Get a real degree from a real school.
2018-02-09 12:22:08 PM  
5 votes:
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 11:54:35 AM  
5 votes:
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 02:37:39 PM  
4 votes:

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 01:18:27 PM  
4 votes:
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 01:07:50 PM  
4 votes:

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 12:51:09 PM  
4 votes:

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 12:50:59 PM  
4 votes:

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 12:50:14 PM  
4 votes:

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 12:33:29 PM  
4 votes:
In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.
2018-02-09 03:38:56 PM  
3 votes:
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 03:28:39 PM  
3 votes:

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 03:03:03 PM  
3 votes:

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 02:39:03 PM  
3 votes:
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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 01:31:04 PM  
3 votes:
America isn't just a country, either.

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It's two continents
2018-02-09 01:15:31 PM  
3 votes:
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 01:04:59 PM  
3 votes:
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 12:41:08 PM  
3 votes:

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 07:31:38 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:01:08 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:59:37 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:31:32 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:04:14 PM  
2 votes:
And now you know what a Philosophy degree is worth
2018-02-09 01:48:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:20:47 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:16:43 PM  
2 votes:
"Southern New Hampshire University" probably should have been your first clue that the "professors" aren't top quality.
2018-02-09 01:15:55 PM  
2 votes:
So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?
2018-02-09 12:57:01 PM  
2 votes:
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.
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2018-02-09 12:50:28 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:40:57 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:33:00 PM  
2 votes:
Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.
2018-02-09 12:29:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:27:56 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:27:41 PM  
2 votes:
Death by SNHU SNHU occurs when you die from face-palming yourself so violently because your professor is a dunce.
2018-02-09 12:20:29 PM  
2 votes:
Whose Line is it Anyway- Africa is A Continent
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2018-02-09 12:20:03 PM  
2 votes:
Death by SNHU-SNHU?
2018-02-09 12:19:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:13:46 PM  
2 votes:
Oh - and article is useless without professor name.
2018-02-10 11:21:00 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:08:25 AM  
1 vote:

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 07:51:07 AM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: 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.


I'd like to see her waltz...
2018-02-09 11:39:00 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: 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.


Current jersey #21 is Ellie Carpenter (yes, she's wearing #20 here):
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2018-02-09 05:49:51 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:46:57 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:42:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:29:53 PM  
1 vote:

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


Nope

Australia - continent
2018-02-09 04:14:51 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:47:21 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:11:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:42:39 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:40:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:34:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:31:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:11:53 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:53:37 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:42:54 PM  
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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 01:33:52 PM  
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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 01:30:38 PM  
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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 01:26:17 PM  
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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 01:22:29 PM  
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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 01:17:10 PM  
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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 01:09:37 PM  
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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 12:59:01 PM  
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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 12:58:16 PM  
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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 12:48:21 PM  
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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 12:47:47 PM  
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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.
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2018-02-09 12:43:42 PM  
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Subtonic: Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.


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2018-02-09 12:33:58 PM  
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Now Canada on the other hand....
2018-02-09 12:31:38 PM  
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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 12:29:36 PM  
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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 12:17:36 PM  
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2018-02-09 12:05:14 PM  
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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.
 
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