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posted by [personal profile] towith at 03:38am on 28/09/2011
I enrolled into college this year. I am enjoying myself and all is going well, however today something unexpected happened. I overheard a classmate referring to me as a swot. For my non-UK friends, a swot as defined by the UrbanDictionary is as follows:

(Offensive Slang) Swot; A person who values his education at least three times more than his social life and his teacher at least three times more than his friends, hypothetically.

I am not exactly a stranger to insults. While insults are not exceptionally good for morale, they are not going to alter a habit I find conducive. I enjoy reading, learning and independent study. What surprises me is that my classmates are all over 20 years old, they have made a conscious effort to re-enter the education system and yet there is still this nonsense. Surely we can rise above the level of shit-throwing chimps with damaged egos.

Disclaimer: The vast majority of the people in my class are agreeable.

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