Hello! My name is Joe Kessler. I'm a 25-year-old grad student, studying linguistics at the University at Buffalo in upstate New York. I grew up in Vero Beach, Florida, and I went to college at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
I am pro-diversity in all domains, and I am a regular advocate for acceptance and celebration of linguistic variation. Not sure what that means? Feel free to ask me anything, or check out my blog on the subject.
(I tend to answer all questions publicly, so if you'd prefer a private response sent to your inbox, please let me know when you ask.)
I am an enthusiastic fan of many things, in particular Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Band Perry, and Welcome to Night Vale. (A complete list of my TV fandoms, which show up the most on this blog, can be found here.) I am also a lifelong bookworm, and my favorite authors include Stephen R. Donaldson, Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King.
Thanks for visiting my Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy your stay!
McKenna Pricing, Speak for yourself: The problem of linguistic discrimination (via unbreakablevegan)
every single word is literally made up and the sooner you accept that the sooner you accept that language is not stagnant or unchanging and is continually added on to as our need for certain words in our lives grow
why do people get so mad about puns? they’re literally the nicest kind of humor. they make nobody feel bad. it’s just clever. sometimes it’s original. learn to like puns. don’t let society run your life