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17 Things English Majors Are Tired Of Hearing

Frankly, my dear, we don't give a damn.

1. "So are you going to be a teacher?"

2. "I just really wanted to have a practical major."

3. "So do you just read all the time?"

4. "I like to read too, I just wish I had the time."

5. "I wanted to major in English but my parents would have killed me."

6. (On a date): "Are you going to put this in your book?"

7. "But, like, what's the point of poetry?"

8. "It must be so nice having a light course load."

9. "So are you one of those hipsters that smokes cigarettes and drinks black coffee all day?"

10. "Me and Sarah — sorry, Sarah and I... You must be a total grammar Nazi."

11. "Oh, creative writing? Sometimes I write for fun too!"

12. "I've been up all night, this problem set is killing me. It must be so nice to just write an essay."

13. "So are you applying to law school?"

14. "I'm so excited for my humanities requirement! I really need a break."

15. "A humanities degree in this economy? Do you ever regret that?"

16. "But, like, what are you going to do for money?"

17. "Could you edit my [cover letter, essay, email to my grandma]?"