The casual reader might think I’ve become a U of M snob, that I think people really are smarter here, that I’ve become the reason elsewhere in the state, they say AA stands for “arrogant assholes.”
Well, not exactly. Two recent incidents:
1) Alan overheard two girls talking outside the student union yesterday. Said one, “Ohmigod, I ordered chicken wings? And they came? And they had, like, bones in them?! Ohmigod I was so, like, freaked out! I’ve never had chicken with bones in it!”
2) We had lunch at the University Club today, one of the restaurants in the union. It’s called the UClub and serves a club sandwich called, duh, the UClub. It’s a good sandwich. It’s hard to wreck a club sandwich. Today, a small card next to a plate displaying this specialty read: “The UClub’s infamous UClub.” Ah yes, as Mr. Language Person Might say, “The addition of a syllable to any adjective acts as an intensifier.” As Alan said, “Has sickened thousands since 1985.” The English department is housed in the building across the street; maybe someone will point it out.