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Line stolen from Keith Olbermann

The freshman composition students in my section have an essay due Friday. Earlier tonight, one of them e-mailed me with a question about the assignment.

My reply:

Thank you for checking on this. It’s encouraging to know that you’re getting an early jump on the assignment. If I were a betting man, I’d bet that a student or two probably won’t start this essay until sometime Thursday afternoon or evening. And on the night I return their papers to them, they will be drooling the drool of regret on the pillow of remorse.


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Sep. 6th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Great line. I think I have some of those stains on my pillowcase.
Sep. 6th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
I once drooled that same drool of regret over an essay in that very class. I don't think I left it until the last minute, though. I just wrote a crappy essay.
Sep. 6th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you can rework the letters in that phrase to spell out "thesis."
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