See also: The engineering department.

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12 Responses to See also: The engineering department.

  1. crstn says:

    You have hit the nail on the head! In college, (my alma mater is an engineering school where the ratio of guys to girls was 4:1) the female students always quoted the following: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd!”

  2. Karen F says:

    crstn – sounds like my alma mater! Another “famous” quote from my alma mater is “where the men are men, and so are the women”…

  3. Robotguy says:

    Hey! As an engineer I resemble that remark!

  4. TBerculosis says:

    I love this joke and it’s many variations.

    “Good from far, far from good” is my personal favorite.

  5. AMusingFool says:

    crstn, that sounds like my alma mater, too. Of course, I got there coming from an all-boys high school, so my reaction was, “Hey, there’s women here.” :)

    The quote we usually ended up repeating was a little different, though (maybe just because I hung out with a lot of strange people). It was, “RPI, where the men are men, the women are men, and the sheep run scared.” It’s probably a good thing that there actually weren’t any sheep around.

  6. John H. says:

    Excellent !

    As you would say, “On so many levels.”

  7. Pete says:

    What’s so wrong with being odd? ;)

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  9. Tim says:

    Plagiarism at its finest.

  10. Dustin says:

    … or, as they say in the lunch room, reconstituted.

  11. Dan says:

    Did you go to Georgia Tech or something?

    There’s always the reverse from the male perpective: “The odds are bad, but the goods are worse.” :P


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