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50 Famous & Successful English Majors Who Shatter the Stereotype

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English majors often get a bad rap, as do most students who choose to study within the liberal arts. But a major in English offers extremely beneficial training in critical thinking, argument development, analysis, communication, and understanding .......

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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 4:50 am
I love the English language! How I wish I were younger to pursue studying the language.
Noted with thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:41 am
Interesting and informative. Thanks, Anna.

(I've sent the url to my daughter, who's an English literature major. Although she loves the work, she's going through the stage where she's questioning where and why she's where she is.)

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 10:08 am
noted, thanks Anna

Trish K (93)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 6:34 pm
This was the most interesting post I have read all day. Thank you Anna

Mansi M. (3)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:43 pm

Dave Colorado (11)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 1:59 am
My command of English is hardly top-notch, but I still don't think that the following is "sour grapes" (...english!):

English sometimes seems barely suitable for honest communications -- so what's to love about it? It's full of ambiguities, including both homonyms (eg, tier and tear) and homographs (eg, tear and tear)!. It's almost as if it were made to confuse/confound people. If I were in charge, and the system was corrupt, and I wanted a dumbed-down population, I'd want the disinformed clueless workers to be stuck with a language in which, from birth, "know" sounded exactly like "no"... Does "ghoti" = "fish"? (enouGH, wOmen, naTIon)

Anyway, isn't it 'special' how many of those illustrious personalities on that list have been actively involved in the telling, selling, profiting from, and tacitly going along with so many of The Big Lies of our time? (Obviously, intellectual capacity is no indicator, much less any guarantee, of intellectual integrity!!!!! Also, apparently, when it comes to colleges and universities, "accredited" means that they've agreed to "keep a lid on it" when it comes to the "forbidden knowledge" regarding such monstrous lies.)

linda b (186)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 4:58 am
Noted thanks Anna

Justin M (2)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 8:12 am

Justin M (2)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 8:15 am

Constance F (418)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 9:21 am
The happiest time in my life was spent in College as an English Major. And yes, people made fun of me. What are you going to do with an English degree? Still trying to figure that out, but I tell you the skills in critical thinking, analysis, interpretation, and just passionate discourse were beyond compare. I was never so stimulated by all great writers and poets....The best of life - is in the arts. That includes Music too!

Constance F (418)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 9:27 am
The happiest time in my life was when I was in college as an English Major. Yes, people made fun of me. What are you going to do with an English degree? Still have not figured that out yet. But the passionate discourse, the critical thinking, analysis, interpretation, the many intelligent and psychologically profound writers and poets...Ahh, it was heaven.....Really, never missed a day. That's how good it was, and it made me a better person. Love the arts. The best in life.

Chavonne H (46)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 10:47 pm
I didn't know there was a stereotype.
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