Do You Speak a Language? Check Out These Linguistics Books To Learn More!

Do You Speak a Language? Check Out These Linguistics Books To Learn More!

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Whether you use language to communicate or have formally studied linguistics, you can’t deny that language is interesting. How its both simple and complex, how you learn the rules then break them, how you have to follow said rules but also rely on instinct, and so much more. These books will both teach you about language and linguistics, and you’ll also learn more about the world than you thought some language book could teach you. Go check these out! 1. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCullogh A personal favorite, Because Internet is a hilarious, relatable, …

The Charybdis of Literary Meme Culture

The Charybdis of Literary Meme Culture

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Hello internet denizens. Do you Like Homer? Sappho? Memes? Allow me to introduce you to the swirling vortex that is the classics fandom. It may have been two-hundred years since they got any new material, but the community is still going strong. Let’s take a look. Here, a meme about the greatest intellectual tragedy of all time.   Image via TheAmazingPeggyCarter     But it’s not all about history. Here are some about the Iliad.   Image via Classically Classical Classics Memes   Alright, so it wasn’t a gift, it was a sacrifice to the gods that the Trojans were foolish enough …

When I See the Oxford Comma

When I See the Oxford Comma

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Look, I get it. This is the modern world. This is the internet. Punctuation and spelling are fluid and evocative. The linguistics of the internet are fast moving and instinctive, and I love that. But let’s talk about Oxford comma. I know we’re not passionate about actually using punctuation here. Every time I see someone use a period at the end of a text, I feel the kind of primordial fear I thought was reserved for life or death situations. And don’t get me started on the most ominous punctuation choices of all…..   Sure, it’s the serif font of …

Check Out These Fourth of July Recommendations!

Check Out These Fourth of July Recommendations!

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  Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just to make sure you’re out there living your absolute best life! This week, we’re taking a break from the usual routine to bring you some summer reading for the 4th of July! Here are some reading recommendations as you relax on a beach, prepare to lounge by the pool, or take in the fireworks!   Image via Amazon   5. Shapes of Native nonfiction edited by Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton   Shapes of Native Nonfiction …

The Best Apps for Every Step of NaNoWriMo

The Best Apps for Every Step of NaNoWriMo

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So it’s the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, and you only have time to do things like go to school for eight hours, sleep for an inconvenient five or so, and occasionally eat. Writing does take time, but you have more time than you probably think (unless you thought you had twenty-four hours in a day, which is technically accurate but unlikely for a functioning person). While there are some circumstances where you can’t whip out your laptop, there are far fewer cases where it’s unusual to take out your phone. So instead of lamenting your wasted time, use the moments …