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19 Times You Regretted Studying English Language and Linguistics at University

English Language and Linguistics are interesting subjects to study at university. But that doesn’t mean you have no regrets.

1. Every time someone asked you how many languages you speak.

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2. And when you said, “I understand the international phonetic alphabet” and they thought you meant Alpha, Bravo, Charlie.

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3. When you realised that one topic which convinced you to study linguistics was just 5% of your degree.

The other 95% is Syntax.

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4. When you attended your first ever Phonetics lecture.

lol what 😐

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5. And realised just how much science you do for a Bachelor of “arts”.

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6. Every time psychology students thought they knew everything about linguistics because they sat in on a Psycholinguistics lecture that one time.

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7. When you realised you will now be correcting people’s grammar for the rest of your life.

You just can’t help it any more.

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8. The first time you saw this piece of paper.

🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

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9. And had to learn words like Diphthong and epiglottal. 

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10. When your degree made you more aware than ever of your own accent.

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11. Every time someone tried to engage in an Oxford Comma debate with you.

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12. When your English Lit friends were complaining about having to read a NOVEL meanwhile you were staring blankly at this.

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13. Every time you had to do one of these.

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14. When ‘doing work’ meant making weird noises with your mouth.

Leaving your housemates to think you were some kind of freak.

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15. Every time you tried to write an essay and Word thought it knew more about grammar than you.

Step aside.

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16. And every time you battled with autocorrect.

17. Because you’re too much of a descriptivist now to cope with its rules. 

18. When you were asked to analyse the case structure of a language you’ve never even heard of.

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19. And when this actually happened.

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Oh, Lx.

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