This e-mail was sent to Jennifer Henry on August 29, 2008 by a former student...
Mrs. Henry something wonderful happened today that you're never going to believe!
So I'm in a physics class this semester that is closely tied to the life of Albert Einstein. Well in this class we have to read a biography of Einstein as well as learn physics. So today Friday (8/29) we took our first reading quiz over the preface of the book Einstein a life by Denis Brian. On that quiz, one of the multiple choice questions was "What does it mean to be a misogynist?" Now, I remembered coming across the word in the reading, but not knowing what it meant. Lucky for me I remembered back to one of your songs, although I'm not sure which one, that miso means hate, so I picked the only answer that had the word hate in it. So I for sure got that one right!!
Needless to say, I was pretty freaking pumped that I remembered that and I just thought you would like to hear that wonderful story.
p.s. Upon further review I think miso was in the Neo is new at school song. [Neo's Lesson]
Brian, 20 (student, Northern Kentucky University)
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Molly, 16 (student, Dixie Heights High School)
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Joel, 17 (student, Dixie Heights High School)
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