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Hamlet = Pygmies? 
30th-Jul-2008 12:49 pm
I just read the post about Hamlet, and thought I would add a mock of my own that was very similar.

My senior year of high school, I was in an advanced placement history class for college credit (this is relevant). There were only about 8-10 of us in there because it was advanced.

One day, we're in class discussing current events, and my teacher produces an article about rebels in the Congo that were forcing local Pygmy tribes to bring back food for them; if enough food wasn't brought back, the rebels would eat the Pygmies (IIRC there was a food shortage).

This is basically the conversation that followed (it's been a few years, so I don't know it word by word anymore):

Her: What's the big deal??

Teacher: What do you mean?... they're eating Pygmies! *baffled*

Her: Who cares if they eat baby pigs. I mean, they're pigs. You're supposed to eat them.

-Now you know in TV/movies when something happens in class and everyone in the room turns around and stares with their jaws on the floor? That's what happened next.

This was the same girl that a week or so later had this conversation with another girl in class (the bad grammar is deliberate).

Her: Oh my god, I saw a Amish in Wal-Mart yesterday! It was SO cool!

Other her: What's a Amish? *blank stare*

Her: You know... those people with the dot's on their foreheads.
31st-Jul-2008 03:53 am (UTC)

;_; The first part makes me weep for humanity.
1st-Aug-2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
The part in caps is a joke, right? Hard to tell here on the intertubes.
2nd-Aug-2008 03:48 am (UTC)
Of course so!
31st-Jul-2008 04:11 am (UTC)

On the subject of the Amish, I really love when people stop their car right in front of you just because they've never seen a horse and buggy before.
31st-Jul-2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Because Indians are just that FRIGGIN COOL OMG OMG ORGASM
31st-Jul-2008 09:44 am (UTC)
That's Native Americans to you!
31st-Jul-2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
I believe lots42 actually did mean Indians, as in those from India.
1st-Aug-2008 07:34 am (UTC)
LOL, I think that was the joke.
1st-Aug-2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was joking. Surely you've heard the stories about the stupids complaining about someone calling people from india indians?
31st-Jul-2008 05:52 am (UTC)
Having gone to college in a town where Walmart had hitching posts and water buckets for the Amish shoppers, that last one makes me want to drag her to that hell hole my alma mater and make her stand down wind of them for a few minutes.

*Edited b/c HTML was FUBAR.

Edited at 2008-07-31 05:53 am (UTC)
1st-Aug-2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Oh, agreed. There's a town about 20 miles from where I grew up where half the population is Amish. Of the half that isn't? About 50% of them were the previous generation or two.
31st-Jul-2008 10:32 am (UTC)
Ouch. That really hurt to read. So much ignorance about other cultures... *cringes*
It's hilarious though. I wonder if next time, the girl will go up to a Hindu person and ask to see their horse and buggy. LOL!
31st-Jul-2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Perhaps your school was like mine, then? Only the little rich girls and boys were put in AP, regardless of their grades or their intelligence.
31st-Jul-2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Was the unnecessary apostrophe in the last sentence part of the overheard poor grammar or was that just you?
31st-Jul-2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
We'll blame that on her...
31st-Jul-2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Jesus. I have a pretty good idea about the Amish, and they don't even fucking exist in this country.
31st-Jul-2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
What's a "other her"?
31st-Jul-2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
31st-Jul-2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa’? Oh god.
31st-Jul-2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
*holds up 'PYGMIES ARE PEOPLE, TOO' sign*
1st-Aug-2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. Kelly McGillis was smokin' hot with a dot on her forehead in Witness.
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