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Me: This unfunny and rude thing that everyone does online, don't do it!!

Dudebro: * Ironically replies, doing exactly that thing *

Me: * Ironically blocks him immediately *

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Me, talking to new students Show more

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Illuminating women's role in the creation of medieval manuscripts - archaeologicalnews: During the... #linguistics

ethics, admissions, translation Show more

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About a decade ago, Francesca Rochberg was puzzled why Mesopotamian omen lists cover situations such as the appearance of the sun at midnight. "To say certain phenomena in the omen lists are “impossible” or “absurd” because they do not occur and cannot be observed is our judgment and occurs nowhere in the ancient sources. That is to say, our definition of impossible (not in accordance with real properties) is not expressed in the texts. ..." (1/3)

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I have never missspelt anytthing. Y'all just can't keep up with my new conlang

Hello everyone! I'm currently applying to be an MA student in Japanese/Translation studies. My background is in linguistics and Japanese literature, though I'm particularly interested in translation/multilingualism in Japanese television and film. I also work professionally as a Japanese->English translator

Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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