I think of a poem as being deeper than headline news. Naomi Shihab Nye (via writersrelief)
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Being a linguist is more like a strange handicap: Where you normals just see unintelligible foreign gibberish, we linguists hallucinate. We see fascinating parallels, hints of patterns, analytical conundrums. Geoffrey Pullum, “Linguistics qua affliction” (via na-vidya-na-avidya)

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