Friday, 13 February 2009

New horizons

I had to review an application coming from a student in Peking. His romanization, not mine: the official address is "Peking University, Beijing." Go figure. 

He had a detailed record of the courses he'd taken, and the scores he'd got (all very high, he looked really impressive).  But one of the courses (along with Marxist-Leninist thought and dialectical materialism) was in plutonomy.

WTF? I'm not making it up.

11 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

Is this something to do with feng shui? Disney astrology? A scientific system of cookery or the study of the production and distribution of wealth.
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Wow. It's better than "Make A Million A-Level" !!!

:: Wendy :: said...

Well, Pluto has had a bit of a bad time of it recently having been relegated to non-planetary status. Micky Mouse was always a bit condescending too

Gadjo Dilo said...

Sounds like studying "pataphysics", which I've always wanted to do.

Anonymous said...

All our staff have degrees in plutonomy. It's compulsory at the Gimcrack

Ché l'écossais said...

From Wikipedia -

"Plutonomy: an independance movement, concerned with the self-rule of the freedom-loving aliens of Pluto, specifically opposed to the disgusting yellow-dog hegemony of Saturnalian capitalist scumbags in the pay of Washington"

Quite the popular subject in Beijing, I gather.

BEAST said...
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BEAST said...

Aww Bless , he is just trying to 'Big Up' a boring old economics degree .
I no longer need be embarrassed by my Home Economics O level (A politically correct school experiment - dont ask) . I now have an O'level in Home Plutonomy. Whooooooooo Hoooooooooo
wv: Labia

Mrs Pouncer said...

Beasty, were you at the London School of Home Economics? I know another graduate of that magnificent institute, and what he can do with his brisket defies all human comprehension.

BEAST said...

Mrs P , not being one to blow my own trumpet , my faggots would make Escoffier weep

Lulu LaBonne said...

I love this term, and will add plutonomy to my cv along with the notes about being Vulcan and a Ninja Warrior