“You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.”

“You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.” -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride. As a person in his early 40’s, I have come to grips with the notion that I will have fellow faculty members who I once counseled through the admission process.  However, I refuse to accept the notion that you don’t recognize the above quote.  The significance of the Princess Bride continues to resonate as much today as it did in 1987, and the above quote crystallizes so much of the work that we do.  I actually really like 1987, but that’s another blog post.  Anyway, if you haven’t seen this classic, drop whatever piece of literary snobbishness you’re currently reading or the Harry Potter fan fiction that unravels the untold love story of Ron Weasley and Cedric Diggory (RIP), and consume this quintessential piece of pop culture.  When you’re done, go back to reading books because, as Peter Falk said in the same movie, “In my day, television was called books.” It’s … [Read more...]