Friday Wisdom – English Major

On announcing to my father that I was going to get a BA in English, he replied:

“Well, an English Major is better than being a Canadian Captain.”

Thanks dad.

More wisdom next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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17 Responses to Friday Wisdom – English Major

  1. ljlhannah says:

    I was told I could go into any job but child care or social work or human services


  2. He’s so quick. Gotta love him.


  3. Wise words. ‘Captain’ means so many different things, depending upon the service. On my daughter’s several ships, the Captain may or may not (and usually not) be a Captain in rank, despite being Captain in name.


  4. jfwknifton says:

    My Dad was equally helpful with his career advice. He said “You’re a clever lad. Be a judge.”


  5. I don’t want to sound ignorant, but what is a Canadian Captain?


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  7. Ron says:

    Andrew…My Dad died when I was 3….I’m 66 now. I have only a precious few memories of him ( yes a two year old can remember ). Thank you so very much for sharing some of your Dad memories with all of us!


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  8. From one English major to another, that is hilarious! I think my father said, “Just don’t become self-employed.” Too late! Lol


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