How many linguists?

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How many linguists?

Post by Phil White » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:26 pm

How many linguists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Four: One to change the lightbulb and three to tell him that he is replacing it, not changing it.
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Post by Phil White » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:28 pm

And Erik to say that he is in fact exchanging it, not changing it.
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Post by Phil White » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:29 pm

And Bob to tell us the history of the Welsh lightbulb.
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Post by Phil White » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:30 pm

And Ken to date the first usage of the term "lightbulb" to 1732.
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Post by Shelley » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:57 pm

And Shelley to ask, "Why is it always a man changing the lightbulb?"
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Post by tony h » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:17 pm

Before exchanging the light bulb it is important to …
switch off the electricity.
I mean; switch the switch off.
I mean, ensure the switch is in the off position.


At last. No confusion in that last one.


Excuse me? How do you know which way is off with a two way switch?


Stick your fingers in the socket. Which is why women get men to do it.
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