Pun on Personal Statement

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  1. cm7b5

    cm7b5 Senior Member

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    Would anyone here consider using a pun to close their personal statement? For example, I am talking about a cymbal being symbolic.......do you think it would be cheesy to say "cymbalic?" :confused:
    I am leaning toward not doing it, but it would be something different. Feel free to call me cheezy. :D :D :D
     
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  3. I'm kinda thinkin' no on that idea. But I'm wrong about 87% of the time so who knows.
    ;)
     
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    cm7b5 Senior Member

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    brhill.....is it possible you are wrong about being wrong? :D :D
     
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    Could you give me the full sentence and maybe some context behind it? Anything that is normally considered "cheezy", if done right, can be quite powerful.
     
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    Don't do it - it doesn't look cheesy - it looks like a typo. Unless you put it in quotes, but then it looks cheesy.
     
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    Scenario: I am talking about a job that was influential in my decision to become a Dr....... My coworkers would strike the cymbal when they had a good day in sales. But, I was a bad saleman....and it took me forever to ring the cymbal. I finally rang it one day, when I began thinking about my job differently and not making generalization about people, treating them like individuals, etc. So I was going to end by saying something like: The day I struck the cymbal, not only represented my success at work, but also the beginning of my journey into the world of medicine. It was truly ?cymbalic.?

    It's weird the more I read it the cheezier it gets. :D :D
     
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    cm7b5 Senior Member

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    I am tired............I decided....no pun for me....... and no soup for you! :cool:
     
  9. NO SERIOUSLY

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT DOING IT!!

    the pple would think u didn't know how to spell symbolic, and that ain't funny at all.....could be misinterpreted the opposite way and get smack at ur face :D
     
  10. hey

    wait

    i just read it in the context...and it really sounds cute ;)

    i say go for it...any idiot should figure that out :D
     
  11. synite

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    why rely on idiots? don't take a chance. when in doubt, ALWAYS do the conservative thing.
     
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    DON'T BOTHER...some PS readers will accept it with open arms others will frown.
    AND YOU NEED NO FROWNING on your PS!!.

    CHEESY BUT FUNNY
     
  13. SMW

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    I agree with Vic.
     
  14. Smoke This

    Smoke This Sweet cuppin' cakes!

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    I quoted the sagacious Yogi Berra to end my vision statement: "There's no stopping the future."

    I wrote my vision statement so that I could work this in. I'm all about being original, and I think the OP should go for it. Why not? It'll stand out. It would be something different. If adcoms have a problem with it, then just invite us for an interview and we'll clear up any misunderstanding. ;)
     
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    labrynth79 Senior Member

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    pun nazi!
     
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    I like it.. I think med schools like to see some semblance of creativity in their students.. it might land you an extra interview or two. :p
     
  18. cm7b5

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    Well, it seems like a good mix of responses. I decided to do it, but not to end my PS. Thanks guys. :)
     

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