Because Internet 

"What's unique about adolescence, then, may not be our susceptibility to linguistic trends. Rather, it's the last time that a whole population is entering a new social group all at once."

Because Internet 

"R is a harmless consonant that never asked to be embroiled in any of our petty human squabbles."

I've listened to just enough Lingthusiasm that I can hear all these quips in @gretchenmcc 's voice even without buying the audiobook

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.