for someone half as smart, you'd be a work of art

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Abbi and Ilana are the idols of a largely underserved and under-chronicled female id.”
"Men have managed to get away with prolonged adolescence, on the screen and in life, in a way that women haven’t. “Women always have to be the eye rollers, as the men make a mess,” Poehler said. “We didn’t want that. Young women can be lost, too.”
— Id Girls - the comedy couple behind “Broad City.” (Nick Paumgarten for the new yorker)

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Larry Trask on descriptivism


Non-linguists often accuse linguists of maintaining that “any sort of language is equally good”, particularly when we decline to join them in their passionate campaigns against whatever it is that has irked them. But this is misguided. Individual linguists have their own ideas…