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Language links 8/14: language limericks and women in STEM

Every Monday, I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.

Drop everything and read Merriam-Webster’s amazing usage limericks. My favorite (with a teeny-tiny edit for the sake of scansion):

If you’re a stickler for grammar, prepare
to be irked by the singular their
Tho it seems a mistake
The position we take
Is if the word’s in use we don’t care

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