Kilian Evang (@texttheater)

Berlin, Germany

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @texttheater ever

August 25th, 2019

AllieSeverin I just married the best person a linguist could ask for. My non-linguist spouse let me have this as our cake: pic.twitter.com/Myi0un2u5i

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:29 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

MarchForScience 🚨 We urge the scientific community to stop work for a day, leave your labs, classrooms & fieldwork sites, & join our inspiring youth leaders at the Global on Sept 20 🚨

@GretaThunberg @Fridays4future @FutureCoalition @350
marchforscience.com/events/scienti…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 10:13 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

⹁⹁cursed quotes,,

via Twitter for Android

HyenaGrin People who think billionaires are okay have no frame of reference. pic.twitter.com/1QXveeYgyh

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 9:07 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

dk_munro No, but it is immoral to have climate change in the era of babies. twitter.com/ottawacitizen/…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:03 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

fMRI_guy TWITTER POLL CHALLENGE OF THE CENTURY:

Use your vote to recreate the percentages listed below, then RT

CAN WE DO IT? CAN WE DO THIS TOGETHER? PROBABLY NOT.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:33 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

arnewisQue Habt ihr früher auch gedacht es heiße "sitcom", weil da in der Regel Leute auf einem Sofa sitzen?

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 8:28 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

emilymbender This.

I ask people I’m writing for to send me their application materials (resume/CV/research statement as appropriate) so that I can be sure to write a letter that is consistent with what they are highlighting. But writing that letter is my job. twitter.com/sarahshulist/s…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:06 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

baudrillardbae angela merkel als das kapital (cursed thread) pic.twitter.com/JGUBbjrldA

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:02 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

dalcashdvinsky 'The rules of standard English are not legislated by a tribunal of lexicographers but emerge as an implicit consensus within a virtual community of writers, readers, and editors.' (Pinker, A Sense of Style) twitter.com/sapinker/statu…

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:58 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

bunnibytz This keypad can randomize the numbers so noone figures out the password from your hand movements. Why aren't there more of these? pic.twitter.com/G4VvUDwyhE

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:57 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

brynguist Suddenly remembered a beautiful thing relevant to the discussion below re: how to call cats in different languages. In ECLinG's Tsova-Tush corpus (archive.mpi.nl/islandora/obje…) the top 4-word ngram (quadrigram?) is /ps ps ps ps/ 'here kitty kitty' b/c a cat was present in 1 recording twitter.com/limetom/status… pic.twitter.com/UbxnvUC9fc

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 4:34 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

hllizi Politiker müßte man sein. Nichts muß einem peinlich sein und nichts hat Konsequenzen.

m.manager-magazin.de/politik/deutsc…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 4:31 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

Schlächter Rathgeber (Berufsbezeichnung und Nachname)

via Twitter for Android

brynguist Sociolinguists, does my claim that "literally" is stereotyped as a feature of young women (at least when people are bemoaning its "overuse") hold any water? Or is this only anecdata on my part? Anyone know of good, solid research on "literally"? I admit, I'm out of my depth twitter.com/thomas_wier/st…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 12:23 PM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

zeitonline Seit 2017 arbeiten Angestellte von @pixelkoenig fünf Stunden am Tag – bei vollem Gehalt. Aber dafür musste sich im Büro einiges ändern: bit.ly/323cHyC pic.twitter.com/H6S2EaFssO

via SocialFlow (retweeted on 9:30 AM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

brynguist young woman celebrity under intense scrutiny: *shares details of struggles with mental health*

pinker: WOW what a DOLT, using a word in a sense it's only had for about 400 years. AWFUL

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 8:20 AM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

TheWeirdWorld We should change LOL to NE (nose exhale) because that’s all we really do when we see something funny online.

via Buffer (retweeted on 4:01 AM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

some got it, some gotn't it

via Twitter for Android

I sometimes feel sorry for Netflix's search function - when the results make clear it knows exactly what movie I'm looking for, but it's not allowed to show it to me. 😔

via Twitter for Android

In German, 'verboten' just means forbidden. In English, 'verboten' means 𝖋𝖔𝖗𝖇𝖎𝖉𝖉𝖊𝖓.

via Twitter for Android in reply to texttheater

When I close my netbook's lid on Ubuntu 18.04, it doesn't have time to lock the screen before it suspends. So it does that after it wakes. 🤦‍♂️

via Twitter for Android in reply to texttheater

texttheater Meine Lieblingsgermanizismen im Niederländischen: "überhaupt" bedeutet "überhaupt" und "sowieso" bedeutet "auf jeden Fall".

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 2:59 AM, Aug 25th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

Neulich mit einer Künstlerin mit vielen bunten Strähnchen im Haar geplaudert. Es stellte sich dann heraus, dass sie im Nebenberuf Haarfärbemittel-Testerin ist.

via Twitter for Android

16% done with Because Internet, by Gretchen McCulloch goodreads.com/user_status/sh…

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22% done with Currency, by Neal Stephenson: "Snicking and clicking noises emanated from ... goodreads.com/user_status/sh…

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