Overheard at the University II

Adjunct professor teaching a class: The young knights-in-training were called juvenis miles, and they were infamous for their reckless behaviour. Because of their being in training, they were caught in a kind of frustrating limbo where they were unable to make any real fortune for themselves, and they weren’t allowed to marry either, and thus there were many cases of rape and plundering on their part. I like to compare them to adjuncts, actually, who aspire to become professors. Except we adjunct professors don’t rape and plunder. Well, not much anyway.

– University of Copenhagen

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March 5, 2007. Overheard.

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