I was going to write something about the Olympic Opening Ceremony (go Kim Yuna!), but I lost track of time, so instead I’m going to share this extraordinary story instead:
An Idaho woman failed a college assignment because her professor didn’t believe Australia was a country.
However when she queried her grade, and provided a library resource confirming Australia is a country, the professor doubled down on her belief it is only a continent.
“Research is like dominoes, if you accidentally knock over one piece the entire set will also fall,” the professor said.
“Australia is a continent; it is not a country. That error made it nearly impossible for you to accurately complete your week 2 research outline correctly.”
Ms Arnold then sent the professor a link to the Australian Government’s “About Australia” page and the professor said she would do some “independent research” into whether Australia is a country or not.
Yes, we ARE a country. I cannot believe that actually has to be said!!
Since reading the first article, I’ve read others, and come across some people who still think Australia isn’t a country. The stupidity hurts.