English Professor: I Was Booted From Starbucks Over Bagel Linguistics… with the brilliant line "Just venti-ing". The prof refused to say that she did not want anything on her bagel:
"I just wanted a multigrain bagel," the woman told The NY Post. "I refused to say 'without butter or cheese.' When you go to Burger King, you don't have to list the six things you don't want... Linguistically, it's stupid, and I'm a stickler for correct English."Linguistically, this isn't so much stupid as irrelevant. But culturally, it's stupid beyond comprehension. And how does this have anything at all to do with 'correct English'? No wonder English departments are in deep trouble if they have professors like this.
It has a funny ending, though: The cops were called.