These students were mystified by their lecturer’s funny t-shirt
This old joke flummoxed his economics students.
Sometimes the oldest jokes are the best.
But not for this economics professor, who probably thought his whimsical t-shirt might get a few laughs at the start of his lecture.
Instead, it baffled some of his students.
so two of my classmates just asked our professor if his shirt is missing a 2nd part. pic.twitter.com/38ejxdUANN— Kimberly Boswell (@KSBoswell) September 28, 2017
It says: “There are two types of people in this world”.
“1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data,” and that’s it.
But some of his students didn’t get it, and asked where the second part was.
IM INCONSOLABLE. HE JUST SAID THAT IT SEEMS OUR CLASS HAS TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE! THEY STILL DONT GET IT!!!! pic.twitter.com/dPs3vdq9ot— Kimberly Boswell (@KSBoswell) September 28, 2017
The professor even had to repeat the scenario to the class, telling them that there were two types of people in that room.
But they still didn’t understand.
This wasn’t a undergraduate class either, it was for students getting their doctorates.
lol fam, this is an Economics PhD class. I can't even. https://t.co/WXL2ogYxx5— Kimberly Boswell (@KSBoswell) September 28, 2017
It really makes you worry about the doctors of economics of the future.
But people online loved the t-shirt.
Magnificent. I want one of these https://t.co/Xfuq2Eb6Cf— Simon Gleave (@SimonGleave) September 29, 2017
Some thought it showed something worrying about the education system.
Here's what happens when people memorize their way into college but are not taught to, you know, think. https://t.co/HsAqUdXfQt— Amy Alkon (@amyalkon) September 29, 2017
And a handful of people online didn’t get it either.
I don't understand https://t.co/y43AVxTUfj— ً (@95hoseok) September 29, 2017
And if these students didn’t get that, there’s a whole wealth of jokes they’re missing out on.
always had a soft spot for "there are 10 kinds of people in the world: those that understand binary, and those that don't"— i heart literati (@iheartliterati) September 29, 2017