25 things only English students will understand
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25 things only English students will understand

25 things only English students will understand

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

English is often considered one of the most difficult fields within the Humanities and Liberal Arts. The general study of English covers a lot of things; language, grammar, literature, critical thinking, writing, public speaking, education and a whole host of other mind-boggling topics that will kick off you’re insomnia and severe caffeine addiction…

…Life is hard for an English student, okay?!

Here are 25 problems only those who’ve studied English can truly understand:

1. Reading a book and not being able to resist sniffing it…long, good and hard…

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Via DanieWare.

2. No one understands your clever literary references…

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Via Blogs.GoComics.
 

3. Being asked: “So, you want to be a teacher?” everytime someone asks what you’re studying…

Via Giphy.

4. Sparknotes is your most reliable, secret friend…

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Via CollegeMagazine.

5. You’re always on the hunt for that deeper meaning…

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Via MemeCenter.

6. You look back fondly on the days when you read because you wanted to, not because you had to…

Via Giphy.

7. Everyone thinks you look sophisticated when you sit on your laptop in a coffee shop, but really you’re just playing Candy Crush…

Via Giphy.

8. Having cooler stationary than anyone else in class and knowing you’re the Don…

Via Giphy.

9. The film adaptations are just never as good…

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Via RavePad.

10. The horror you feel the first time you realise you’ve chosen a subject that’s really subjective…

Via Giphy.

11. Incorrect use of grammar has caused you immense pain over the years; as has to, two and too; there, their and they’re…

Via Giphy.

12. Every new day brings a fresh career crisis…

Via Giphy.

13. You tell your friends to read texts in Old English even though you barely understand a word…

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Via Open.Edu.

14. You are able to explain really complex things in a way people can understand, but your inability to understand simple stuff is a constant source of annoyance…

Via Giphy.

15. All those God-damned -isms getting in the way…what do they all mean anyway?

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Via SlideShare.

16. Pseudo-intellectuals always try to dominate the conversation, using really big words in all the wrong places…

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Via SouthernFriedScience.

17. A discussion of post-graduation starting salaries ensues and you feel a strong urge to defend the honour of your subject…

Via Giphy.

18. You really really hate that guy in class who claims to have always read the book…

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Via MemeGenerator.

19. You’ve now read so much Shakespeare that his language has become a fluent part of your vocabulary…

Via Giphy.

20. They say: “Every person has a book inside them”…but that guy certainly doesn’t. You, on the other had do, and it’s going to be a best seller…

via Giphy.

21. The day the Library goes under construction is the day your world turned upside down…

Via Giphy.

22. When all else fails, at least you know that gender is a topic that will definitely come up in the exam…

Via Giphy.

23. You are the designated proof-reader for all of your friends…

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Via MemeGenerator.

24. You have your favourite study spot on-campus and if someone’s ever sat there when you want to use it, there’s genuinely hell to pay…

Via Giphy.

25. Your arm feels incomplete without a pen (the highest quality, of course) resting in your hand…

Via Giphy.

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