Kiwi Crocus (cranky__crocus) wrote,
Kiwi Crocus

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I learned something new today: if you fall asleep ON your alarm, it very well may not wake you up.

At least if your alarm is your phone.

Especially if it doesn't vibrate as part of the alarm.

Yup. So, what was supposed to be a productive-all-nighter-with-a-nap became more of a sleep and now I am trying very hard to not feel screwed.

Can't believe I slept on my alarm. How ridiculous!

At least I can probably work during lecture today.

...I am still sleepy.

(Just looked up learned vs learnt and realised a lot of it is American English vs British English, but it's changing, possibly due to Americanising of the British language. For instance in my three university years I have not heard a single one of my English peers use 'learnt' and we're in a learning environment, so opportunities to use it have definitely occurred through the years. Ah, the evolution of language. Oh! And the lecture last night brought up the idea of a sort of Darwinian 'fitness' / natural selection of words, which I mentioned a long while back regarding "the f word" and how I thought in today's world it is a very 'fit' word that is adaptable, has many variants and often wins out over other words in its niche yet still holds power. Fun that I accidentally stumbled into a subject that many incredibly neat people have been studying!)


"The bluebird sings a lullaby; the firefly gives a light; the twinkling stars are candles bright; sleep, Faeries all, Good Night."
[Elizabeth T. Dillingham; "A Faery Song"]
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