Not the word I usually associate with student descriptions of their emotional state on being taught (except after the exam). Sadly. But the word featured in a teaching management meeting today. Made me smile.

Contrast this with the quote from a book on reforming engineering education, “A Whole New Engineer

Go into the bathrooms at the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology (MIT) and you will see an acronym scrawled on the walls of the stalls: IHTFP. It means “I Hate This F** king Place.” (IHTFP is also found in the service academies and other elite engineering programs.) Whether this remains the true sentiment of MIT students today or merely a tradition handed down from generation to generation isn’t clear….

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