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Top 15 #EnglishMajorProblems

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been an English major for 20 minutes or 20 years, some things never change. Most of us have experienced what Twitter has deemed #EnglishMajorProblems, and here are WKU’s top 15:

15. Facebook advertises your English textbook on your news feed.


14. Your friends live in constant fear of your correcting their grammar.

grammar police


13. But you’ve earned the title of Grammar Nazi and don’t care what they say.

correcting grammar


12. You crank out essays at the speed of light,


11. Because you procrastinated all week,

problem 18


10. And your writing sounds like this:


9. So sometimes it’s best just to start over.


8. But you always follow the best advice from your literary role models.



7. Which explains your kindergarten math skills. (Isn’t that why they invented calculators anyway?)



6. Debates about the Oxford Comma get you fired up.

oxford comma


5. And you hotly defend apostrophes.


4. You know the movie is NEVER as good as the book.


3. People constantly ask you what you can do with an English major besides teach.



2. You’ve learned the value of reading the entire assignment.


1. But Sparknotes is as essential to your diet as late night coffee.


If you have any more “problems” you’d like to add, email me at englishmajors.blog@wku.edu so we can start a second installment.

If you need more laughs now or a simple excuse to procrastinate, go to the Huffington Post’s article 28 Signs You Were An English Major. You won’t be disappointed.

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