Dear Professor L.,
If you’re going to use the phrase ‘bivalves’ throughout the term to describe invertebrates such as clams, oysters and mussels, then please, for the sake of my sanity, do not start using a different word to describe them in the sample questions for the final exam. Because the word you used (Lamellibranchia) was not a word that ever showed in the class notes. And I just about thought I was losing it (or, even worse, had LOST some of my notes) because I did not recall this word or was able to find it.
And then I put the word into a search engine and it came up with a dictionary definition that said that the Lamellibranchs are clams, oysters, mussels.
P.S. You’re just lucky that I filled out my professor evaluations before I read that question.
Oh, I hate when professors do silly things like that… assuming you know a different vocabulary word they’ve never used before. I’m sorry. 🙁
OOh that’s no fun! I used to have an English 101 teacher in school that would make up words. *Example* New Orleans is the partyingest city in Louisiana.
He would then proceed to grade our papers and if we had any misspelled or incorrect words we’d get marked off.
Hm…I have never had a professor/teacher that did such things. It definitely makes you keep track of your studies. 🙂