The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12211   Message #102267
Posted By: catspaw49
04-Aug-99 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: Tuners
Subject: RE: Tuners
Yeah, I'd thay that. And now for a little mandatory thread creep.

SEED--There was (and still is) an English Prof at Berea who had a serious lisp which he was sensitive about and which was worse when he was angry. Unfortunately his name was (and is) SEARS. So....first day of class, my dumbass and very unworldly roommate goes in and sits down and begins listening to "Dr. THEARS"........Sorry to say Dale had never seen his name in print (we were freshman and Dale had a hard enough time finding the classroom) and got it. About 20 minutes in, Dale has a question, which he begins by saying, "MISTER Thears, I wanted to ask"......and that was as far as he got. Sears was only about 25 with sandy, red hair and a temper to go with it. Sears leaped from behind his desk and yelled, "That's Thears, like in Thears and Roebuck and it's DOCTOR Thears to YOU!!!" This is not the punchline though. As Dale walked down the hall he remarked to my friend (later my longterm roommate) that HE didn't know that "Thears" was a Doctor! Dale graduated and is teaching in Virginia. What must his classes be like?