10 Misconceptions People Have Of English Majors

We are just like you, but with more bookshelves.

1. We spend our free time trolling the internet to correct your grammar.

2. English Majors just read all day.

3. Only women major in English.

NOT TRUE! In my graduating class there were at least five male English Majors! Famous male English Majors include: Chevy Chase, Matt Damon, James Van Der Beek, Sting, and Conan O’Brian.

4. Only “crazy” feminists major in English.

…more like crazy awesome feminists

5. We all love Shakespeare.

Ill say it! I’d rather be reading Harry Potter than the Merchant of Venice.

6. We’re great at Scrabble and Bananagrams.

7. We always have time to proof read/rewrite your paper.

8. We love to discuss your take on the two books you read in high school English.

I don’t care what Sparknotes has to say about The Great Gatsby.

9. All English Majors want to be teachers.

10. We always think the book is better.

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