LOOK HOW ADORABLE IS RODNEY AND HIS KITTY. AND JOHN AND HIS ARMS OF NO. HEEEE.
*ahem* Okay, I'm done now.
Overview of classes once I've actually had all of them (Friday). I do know I've got about sixteen assignments and two hundred pages of reading already, to the point that I do not think I'll be able to go to Whistler for friend-who's-moving-to-England-for-a-yea
I had a whole other rant on how you are SCARING ME, AMERICA, but that will have to wait for another day, because LOOK AT THE KITTY. \o/
ETA: One of the reading units in my Ridiculous Business Course is titled "Does 'Business Writing' Mean 'Dumbing It Down?'"
Short answer: YES.
ETA2: Excerpt from introductory article: "Don’t be tempted to bemoan 'lowering the bar' or writing for the 'least common denominator.' After all, when the bar is lowered, more people successfully vault over it."
Oh, lord. I'M JUST NOT WIRED THIS WAY.
ETA2: And then there's a unit about erasing "obsolete business language," including such phrases as "at your earliest convenience" and "as per your request" and "please be advised that," telling us these "obsolete, pompous and overly formal" phrases should be simplified (basically abolishing the "please" in everything) in order to avoid "alienating readers."
But. Is it just me that finds modern business letters curt and rude? The word "please" is now obsolete? Oi.