06 November 2012
one of the things I remember from introductory linguistics is that native speakers have a wide range of linguistic competencies that haven't been specifically inculcated. for example, studies show that native speakers know the proper location in a phrase -- or even within a word -- to insert "fucking" to be vulgarly appropriate.
and yet can't quite decide if it's "election fucking day" or "fucking election day," although I lean toward the latter. in fact, I almost titled this post "voting day," which is probably eurosocialist or something.
oh well, I'm an idiot, but I still get to vote at Binghamton Fucking Town Hall.