Isn't it? A nice satire is (again) from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.
BTW, I have just found this in Prof. Rogaway's homepage.
Here's some advice you really should pay attention to (but no one does): make sure you learn to speak and write English not just adequately, but well. Your ability to communicate well in English will be your single most important skill for future professional success. Ultimately more important than the technical information and skills you get from the courses in our department.
Good people in industry understand this. A couple months ago I was speaking to a top manager at a major electronics company. I asked him from what undergraduate major he prefers to hire. His answer? English. His least favorite major? Engineering. "English majors can communicate," he claimed. "Engineering majors can't."
OK, my English sucks. The last paper submitted to ICRA is a good example. However, it managed to got accepted and the camera ready was submitted at the end of last month. I have to rewrite almost half of the paper, noticing that there are lots of nonsensical babbling in it. Really feel sorry for ones who have to review my paper and big thanks to them that they could justify my paper from my broken English.