In college, I must admit I was one of those geeky students who attempted to make jokes revolving around biological sciences, physics, chemistry and math. It was a way of remembering that worked better than mnemonics and, most importantly, we got a kick out of them. They were jokes a “Bio” or “Pre Med” student would understand. We actually made t-shirts with jokes such as “I wish I was Helicase so I could unzip your genes” or “I wish I were a derivative so I could lie tangent to your curves” and much more. During the late nights my college buddies and I were up until 2 o’clock in the morning studying for our midterms or finals, one could say we became somewhat delusional because we found fun in finding grammatical errors in our $600 textbooks to distract from studying. Honestly, this is why I love the guys on Warners Bros The Big Bang Theory.
Since the majority of the characters on “The Big Bang Theory” are scientists and they work at CalTech and the jokes revolve around astrophysics and the fact that Howard doesn’t have a PhD, the jokes are reminiscent of my Bio house humor. This type of humor may be something only a chemist or a bio student would understand today, but the gist of these jokes should become common knowledge and shouldn’t take a degree to understand.
Our youth are falling by the wayside in education and lacking motivation. We are more into celebrity gossip than learning about our history or even our universe’s “Big Bang Theory”. As I wrote in a previous post, geek is the new chic and I really think we should have more shows like “The Big Bang Theory” to let our youth know geek is in and it’s okay to hit the books.
In all professions, we develop our own language / jargon and inside jokes. Please feel free to share with First Class Fashionista’s readers what you and your co-workers have done to make the workday go by faster or make it fun.
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