New Jargon-Infusion Program Goes Terribly Awry
Santa Fe--In a vain attempt to improve communications with his students at the College of Indian Art, Professor of English Dave Jonas last week began infusing his curriculum with jargon he picked up during a weekend spent skateboarding with his twelve year old son.
Professor Jonas startled his students Monday morning when he stood outside the door, greeting each student by saying "word" or "word up" and making odd pointing gestures with his fingers. At one point just before entering the classroom, Professor Jonas made what he later confided was "a gang sign."
Jim Jackson, a sophomore creative writing major, was amused to learn that Professor Jonas was attempting a gang sign. "I though he was making shadow puppets--it looked just like a rabbit."
Other students were equally amused. Kelly Gonzalez, a junior majoring in museum studies, said Professor Jonas's approach was "kinda kute, you know, like where cute is spelled with a 'k'." Asked if she'd paid closer attention to Professor Jonas's lecture, she said she couldn't recall anything he'd said after he followed the students into the classroom.
Professor Jonas had a more upbeat reading. "They were down wid my beats today. They know a playa when they see one. We be chillin' in my crib again on Friday."
Jim Cook, Dean of Arts and Cultural Studies, announced that he, too, will be "'chillin' in Professor Jonas's 'crib' on Friday."