A meme circulating in social media among Moroccan students that says, » what can you do with a license in English studies? »
Many users have liked the comment: « You can watch MBC2 (movies) without having to read subtitles. »
Though it is not the truth, I cannot stop myself from laughing at it. This Meme culture has become a trend, that if you aren’t into it, you will be looked at as though you are illiterate. Society has shifted from books towards memes. It happens you come across students who read memes more than books.
But the meme you can watch MBCs, I believe, is hilarious and disheartening at the same time. Hilarious, because it’s just a laughing matter. Disheartening, because it spreads falsehood and it kills the spirit of students majored in English studies.
As a student myself, major in linguistics, I can show you that students of a language have many options if only they give it thought. And I somehow dislike the meme since I see that English department students support it. I don’t consider myself in their side. My reasons are options to take into consideration before going after the meme, and say, you can only use it to watch MBCs.
Why MBCs in particular, anyways?!
Become a blogger, a journalist, a novelist, a critic, a columnist, a storyteller, #a teacher is always there#
a translator, an interpreter, a book reviewer.
These options are of no consideration when it comes to students without a goal. Or they think having a degree in any language, English, my case, means being a teacher.
Not to mention the question of competence or performance in the language.
That’s why you read such memes.
In conclusion, when we aren’t capable to reach our goals, we spread subjectivity among others. We use memes to kill the spirit, thinking it’s just a meme. It’s not. It’s mockery.