Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Today's English

Penury: Extreme want, poverty, or destitution.

"Nothing, in short, that the East St. Louis does within the context of its penury can benefit one interest in the city without damaging another."
- Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
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4 comments:

gregvw said...

aka living on a TA stipend.

Rufus said...

I've told Claire many a time that it would be so easy to supplement my stipend with small drug deals. I teach potential customers, the laws are much more lax on the Canadian side of the border, they don't even search my car anymore, and we live in the grow-op capital of Ontario. But I'm guessing the students would assume that I'm a narc.

gregvw said...

I regret to inform you, that you will not make your way to luxury's lap when you do a postdoc.

Rufus said...

Rats! To be honest, I'm just in it for the money!