"Competence" : I'd agree with J. on this one. Just hearing that word makes you want to run screaming from Poetry Room. It's like somebody in ill-fitting polyester suit walking in on ballet practice looking for IRS paperwork from 1974. Excuse me, could I speak with Col. Competent? Oh, he's over at Competence Hall, rm 666, CREATIVE WRITING. The competents will get their comeuppance.

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