The quote above by Friedrich von Schlegel calls upon bringing together the world of science and humanities. Indeed, some of the greatest discoveries were made at the intersection of disciplines. For example, radio galaxies were found through the combined analysis of radio and optical data.
What can unite sciences and humanities? The answer is: hard work, perseverance, and … humour. It is certainly important to maintain excellence in research through hard work and perseverance, but sometimes it is also important to distance oneself from research and to smile. This helps to see the whole picture better in addition to particular details and thus, to advance research and to make it even more successful.
Below are a few linguistic jokes. If you know more linguistic jokes, please share them in the comments to this post. Thank you!
You are tense, moody, irregular? You must be a verb (Linguist Llama Blog, 2015)!
Do not touch morpheme with bare hands. Risk of inflection (Linguist Llama Blog, 2015).
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus (OD, 2016)!
Linguist Llama Blog (2015). Retrieved November 20, 2016, from http://lingllama.tumblr.com/
Oxford Dictionaries (OD) (2016). Retrieved July 10, 2016, from http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/07/language-jokes/