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Book Jokes, Not Joke Books

There are people out there who actually read textbooks, but I’m not one of them. I’m nerdy enough to be thrilled when I get this semester’s books. I skim a chapter or two early in the school year, but eventually I devolve into looking at the book, thinking about reading it, and ignoring it for the next four months except for the night before a test. (Because I’m a scholastic winner, that’s why.)

Every so often though, I open a book to study and I come across a sentence that’s so profoundly ridiculous that I have to write it down so I can remember it forever. It’s sentences like these that make me think textbooks authors assume no one is actually reading their content. I honestly won’t be surprised if one day I read a book for class and find an entire chapter that consists solely of “blah blah blah” over and over again.

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