Caught in the Middle? Take comfort in this word: Mesopotamia!

“Mesopotamia ancient name for the land that lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (in modern Iraq), from Greek mesopotamia, literally “a country between two rivers,” from feminine of mesopotamos, from mesos “middle” (see medial (adj.)) + potamos “river” (see potamo–). “In the 19 century (1800s)  the word sometimes was used in the...
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Boring?

One professor was so boring we  put an alarm clock in his drawer set to ring half-way through his class.   The alarm flustered him but not enough stir him to action.  His class consisted mostly of  lecture. Napping persisted. Another professor said he had no sense of humor so he read children’s jokes to us at the beginning of each class.    We had some good laughs over the...
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