So I've been bingeing on Allie Brosh's web comic/blog Hyperbole and a Half. One of my favorite posts is The Alot is Better Than You at Everything. I highly highly recommend a gander at that last link. In fact, for the rest of this post to make any sense at all, it's required reading. I seriously was crying with laughter at it.
Anyway, so today was my first day of classes at MIIS (yay, fresh start! Sort of. Except for that whole 4 yrs of vet school debt part). During the class, my teacher said, "Have we lost many animals to extinction? Yes, a lot." But of course, my brain heard, "Yes, alot." Thinking about having lost these bear/pug/yak creatures to extinction made me laugh out loud. A very bizarre and inappropriate response to the question about how many animals we've lost to extinction in a class all about Public Policy and the Environment. People glared at me. Nice 1st impression, Alyssum, way to go!