In Honor of the English Majors

If you are/were an English major in college, it is highly likely that I will love you.  Or in the very least, like you.


I have yet to meet an English major that I did not like (aside from those elitist pretentious pricks in all of my literature classes).  However, I am fairly certain this would change if I were actually in a doctoral program with those elitist pretentious pricks . . . which is why I have chosen to work in an environment where I am surrounded by unpretentious folk who are stupider than I am.  I mean, younger.

I mean, more stupid.

My choice in major could easily be summed up by Hugh MacLeod:

“Back in college I was an English major.  I had no aspirations for teaching, writing, or academe, it was just a subject I could get consistently high grades in.  Plus I liked to read books and write papers, so it worked well enough for me.” – Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity


AND The Salary Reporter says that jobs for English majors actually do exist.

So there’s hope for us yet.

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One thought on “In Honor of the English Majors

  1. Hooray! I was an English major in undergrad. While I haven’t really pursued anything related to it in my career, at least I can write well. 😉

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