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Apr. 2nd, 2008

02:09 pm - The most amusing and creative analogy I've read in a long time

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Grad school is basically my only hope at this point, really. I'm working on a Japanese Linguistics / Psychology double-major. Like a transuranium element in a particle collider, this bizarre conglomeration can only exist in academia.

I was highly impressed and amused at the same time. :-)

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From:goldfish42
Date:April 2nd, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
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While the analogy is great, a linguistics/psych double isn't that odd, since the field of developmental linguistics/psycho-linguistics is HOT right now.
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From:omnifarious
Date:April 2nd, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I also think Psych and Linguistics are pretty related

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*grin* I agree. In my reply I said this:

It seems to me that psychology and language must be an ouroboros with inexhaustible opportunities for research.

In another context, the ouroboros idea would've popped up in my head but I would've not bothered to look up the word and found a different way of saying it. But I felt I had to do something to be worthy of the marvelously witty analogy I'd been blessed with. :-)

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From:goldfish42
Date:April 2nd, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
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I think that may be one of the best reasons to look up a spelling that I have ever heard: one-ups-man-ship!
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From:omnifarious
Date:April 3rd, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
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Flirting through trying to outdo eachother in coming up with clever and erudite things to say? *chuckle* Perhaps we are. She started it. *grin*

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From:akashayi
Date:April 3rd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)

:D

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Thanks for sharing that analogy, it made me all sorts of happy upon reading.
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