RU 53: Did you see that booster posting that
George sent around to members of his class?
RU 58: I did.
RU 53: What did you think?
RU 58: Well, the spelling and punctuation
show that the person never went beyond 3rd grade. What's he doing
sounding off about how a university should be run?
RU 53: I suppose he might argue that he's
a taxpayer. He might say that since his money goes to support
the university, he gets to say how it's spent.
RU 58: That would be a spectacularly stupid
argument. His money also goes to support the National Institutes
of Health, but that doesn't mean he gets to tell NIH how to do
its cancer research.
RU 53: Good point. Well, suppose that his
schooling didn't stop at 3rd grade. Suppose he actually graduated
RU 58: Impossible. That would mean that Rutgers
is handing out diplomas to people who spell and punctuate like
RU 53: It's not impossible. I'm afraid you
haven't been keeping up. Incoming freshman don't have to take
the Davis Test these days. If they did, the size of the student
body would shrink by two thirds. Besides, you'll note that this
booster isn't totally illiterate.
RU 58: How do you mean?
RU 53: Well, he spelled "dipshit"
and "fucking" right, didn't he?
RU 58: That he did. I stand corrected.