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    Genetics is a bitch

    Hello teachers.

    I don't know what "Genetics is a bitch" means.
    It's like, you can't fight against your gene?

    Please help me!

    Thanks.


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    Re: Genetics is a bitch

    It could be something to do with your height, the colour of your hair, or your physical appearance in general.

    It's a lamentation for something you were born with.

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    Re: Genetics is a bitch

    I think it's more likely to mean that genetics is a difficult subject, in a biology degree for example. In the same way that "history is a bitch" or "English is a bitch."

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Genetics is a bitch

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    It could be something to do with your height, the colour of your hair, or your physical appearance in general.

    It's a lamentation for something you were born with.
    Quote Originally Posted by I'm With Stupid View Post
    I think it's more likely to mean that genetics is a difficult subject, in a biology degree for example. In the same way that "history is a bitch" or "English is a bitch."

    Not a teacher.
    Either. It would depend on the context:

    Colloquium's choice:
    A: Any child I have has a 50% chance of having this disorder.
    B: Yeah - genetics is a bitch.

    IWS's version:
    A: I can't make up my mind for a subsid; I've got it down to a choice - either ecology or genetics
    B: No contest! Ecology's a walk in the park; genetics is a bitch.

    I think I agree with IWS that the academic context is more probable; but the other is quite possible.
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    #5

    Re: Genetics is a bitch

    Is it worth mentioning that the "is a bitch" phrasing will be considered a bit vulgar in some contexts? Don't use it with your grandmother.


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    Re: Genetics is a bitch

    Thank you so much!
    You guys are so helpful!

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