Andrey (azangru) wrote,

The baffling poetics of a tweet: the emojis — all but the last one which adds new information by signifying the beginning of a thread — are entirely redundant and used purely decoratively. The author is apparently a scientist, with a postgraduate degree, so with a high level of literacy. He is also an early millennial.

In the subsequent tweets continuing the thread, he keeps diligently adding the flags for every country he mentions. Got me wondering whether he has an app that does it for him automatically, because if not, if he really spends time on adding this weird punctuation, then why?


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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    This is just as bad as a brief exchange with a belligerent guest on a regular news show: Six minutes! Six minutes, during which Rand Paul is…

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    The war on repetitions:

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