Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Gems from the Pens of Students (Part 2)

Get ready for more of the accumulated wisdom of several decades' worth of BYU undergraduate history students. I think three major themes in these selections are redundancy, or repetition, and unintended meanings.

There are many reasons why the lives of infants was short in Europe. The most well-known reason may be that babies just died very quickly.

The lives of infants from conception to early death were short.

The day of the marriage brought the wedding.

As the urbanization increased, so did the cities.

England was the foremost colonial power in terms of colonies.

Doctors would not freely give out information about contraceptives because they wanted to do the natural thing and have more children.

Clocks came to be an ally for the manager in forcing the people to work on time and to get assignments done when tolled.

Many nuns, monks and clergy never married.

Most brothels were considered acceptable because they contained venereal disease.

A widow was like a horse with no reigns.

To be buried in sacred ground was a matter of grave importance.

Earlier in history birth was a necessary occurrence.

Legal law were developed.

A minor majority of peasants fell away during this time period.

Mendel: Through his experimenting with crossing mice and peas he made discoveries about genetics.


  1. Hi- I'm looking for the former Taliatha Palmer. I'm her former Jerusalem roommate, Liz. If you see this, Taliatha, email me! My address is

  2. Hah! I'll be sure to let her know.

  3. Okay, maybe my email address would help-oops!

  4. Liz, if you knew who she had married you wouldn't be so casual about passing out your email address.