Majoring in your own language is SO cheating!

For some reason it really bugs me when people who grew up in another country go to college in the U.S. and major in their own language. Seriously?! WTF?! So Cheating!

Here’s a bio I read recently as an example (name changed):

Natalia was born in Slovakia and in 1976 escaped to West Germany. In 1980, Natalia immigrated to America, where she graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Russian in 1991 and an MA in German in 1993.

So cheating!

It doesn’t bug me when Americans major in English, so it’s totally hypocritical (although majoring in English is also kind of wussy in my book). I don’t know, what do you think?


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