Minus five for Dr. Phil

I admit to being a couple of generations behind, college-curriculum-wise, but I honestly can’t see the value of offering ten extra-credit points for watching an episode of Oprah — especially in an English class, since whatever the technical term for the touchy-feely verbiage woven into the very fabric of that program, it bears only the faintest resemblance to actual English.

Now if they assigned Futurama for physics, well, that’s different.

(Prompted by a conversation with a reader: more specifically, a reader who’s taking an English class.)


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