Mailvox: what’s the point?

Once more we see the limited utility of a modern university education, even one from a pretty good school:

I’m a graduate of William and Mary, where I majored in English. I also have a lot of French under my belt. However, I did not take German. Your columns would be more effective and less frustrating if you did not assume that we are all Mensa caliber.

Aber es gibt kein Deutsch auf der letzte Abschnitt. Hier koennen wir dass man kann wirklich nicht ein Diplom mit einer Bildung missverstehen sehen. Und ja, ich weiss mein Grammatik ist sehr schade, es tut mir leid.

Look, I threw away my last opportunity at national syndication because I refused to dumb things down, so it should be eminently clear by now that I’m just not going to do it. If that means some of you would prefer to read other columnists, that’s completely fine with me. But since I’ve gotten several questions about this, Ragnarok is the end of the world and death of the gods in Norse mythology, while the Fimbulwinter is the harsh winter that lasts three years and precedes the great battle and the eventual perishing of the world at the hands of the king of Muspelheim, Surtr the Fire Giant.