I love when autocorrect on my iPhone turns simple misspellings into totally crazy words and I go on a Wikipedia scavenger hunt to figure out why Apple would make my phone turn “bilding” into “Bildungsroman” instead of “building.”
Bildungsroman is German for the literary genre of a coming-of-age story and is credited to starting with Goethe’s The Apprenticeship of Wilhelm Meister in 1795.
nerd pet peeve
literature pet peeve
I saw a commercial for Sylvan Learning Center last night and the kid was like “They helped me turn my math skills from Frankenstein to Einstein.”
And I was like “Maybe they should have taught you how to fucking read. Frankenstein was a scientist who REANIMATED THE DEAD. He was probably very fucking good at math.”
//literature nerd pet peeve