Dear publishers of periodicals and heads of merchandise display and organisation, I have a bone to pick with you… (be warned: some disturbing words ahead)
The title of this post relates neither to limbo nor the sense of emotional trauma, although being a postgrad student, you’d think it’d have something to do with the latter…
To all the prescriptive linguists and English teachers out there: take some deep breaths. You’ll see where I’m coming from in a minute…
“Oh, look! There’s that person in the bottom-left of the TV screen, waving their hands and making funny faces!”
“What… the sign language interpreter?”
“Oh THAT’S what they are?!”
“What a weird title,” you say? Why, thank you! I made it myself.
When you’re told that you’re wrong, reactions can range from very mild discomfort to earth-shattering unhappiness, with a whole range of emotions in-between. Yet, in the crazy world of academia, putting up with being “wrong” is almost daily… so how do you deal with it?