Linguistics gives me the butterflies that everyone feels when they get a crush on someone.  It literally makes me so happy. In class the other day when I found a minimal pair for the J sound in genre and the J sound jump, it was hard to contain my excitement. My teacher couldn’t even think of one, so I proposed lesion and legion. I felt like running a lap and collecting high fives. I can’t even. I turned to the girl I’d been working with and was like “You have no idea how happy I am right now” as I held my head in my hands and smiled like an idiot.

The only other thing that can come close is my anticipation when I wait for mac and cheese at Noodles and Co.

  1. cinnamon-strawberry reblogged this from didyoudrinkmygingerale and added:
    When I was doing college interviews I almost cried out of excitement when talking to someone about linguistics. No lie.
  2. justfuckingnougat reblogged this from mapsofmymind and added:
    That first sentence belongs on a plaque.
  3. mapsofmymind reblogged this from didyoudrinkmygingerale and added:
    It’s exactly what having your heart overflow feels like. Literally I get so excited. I feel so lucky to have found a...
  4. didyoudrinkmygingerale reblogged this from mapsofmymind and added:
    Somebody gets it. I get this exact feeling! I even got it the other day in cog psych when we watched a video on brain...