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.
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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.
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I dunno if it’s the case in the US, but here in BC I’ve always been told April Showers bring May Flowers, cos there’re days that it’s nice enough and you think it’s spring but then it’s raining cats and dogs the next day, so.
This one I’ve heard before — I always interpreted it to just mean April tends to be rainy, though. (And… that the rain is good for the things that grow in May? And maybe something about Pilgrims? I don’t really know.)