Heard in Class at The Johns Hopkins University

September 12, 2005.

After it's established that The "Orient" comes from an older meaning of the word, which is "east," trying to illustrate that it relies on the assumption of Europe being normal:
Instructor: East of what?
Student: The Middle East?

Later, after showing a silent film. Note that this is a 300-level film course:
Student: It's like a book with visuals in between!
Instructor: Yes, it's a silent film and those are called inter-titles.

Posted: Monday - September 12, 2005 at 03:06 PM