Sunday, September 05, 2004
after having reformatted my dissertation more times than a bonobo gets laid in year, i'm finally in the home stretch. after putting in a 14-hour day yesterday i re-titled one of my chapter headings, "Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right: Defining Middle English and the Middle Ages." This morning when reality dragged me from my bed kicking and screaming I was forced to admit the likelyhood that whichever decrepit, humorless academic winds up grading it won't get the reference and will dock me for my lack of professionalism. bastards. but they can't stop me from referring to the massive phonological shift of the 13th and 14th centuries as the Great Vowel Movement.