Yes, yes, yes. Just yesterday, in fact, a student brought me answers to practice questions at my request. He handed them to me and made for the door, as if that was what I was asking for.PROFFIE GALORE: Wait -- the point is for me to go over these with you.LOST IN SPACEFLAKE: But I did them, like you asked.PG: Let's see -- the question says, "Which method is more useful for determining the age of a weasel: spreading mayonnaise on the lawn, or putting it in the Bass-O-Matic?"Your answer gives the definition of the word "mayonnaise" and appears to be copied directly from the textbook.LIS: Yes, I'm studying hard and spent a lot of time on these.PG: But what is the answer to the question?LIS: See, you said we should define vocabulary in our answers.PG: Yes, but that's just a start, and it should be in your own words, anyway. Can you tell me which is the better method for dating weasels?LIS: [reads answer silently with lips moving, then reads aloud] Mayonnaise is a widely used reagent that disperses weasel tissue evenly for dating.PG: And is that the most appropriate method for dating a weasel?PG: [reads answer silently with lips moving][crickets]
OK, OK. I've been drinking a lot (not enough that I'd say, "alot" but close) but that's really damn funny. The bass-o-matic is great.
Why, thank you. Have you been drinking enough to date a weasel?
That would explain the claw marks on my back.
I am marking exams and enjoyed this very much indeed.