I received this piece of concise, witty and rather insightful spam in the inbox of my work address this morning, and as it amused me I thought I’d share it.

From: Monte Cunningham
Subject: best

your life is crap

Mr Cunningham clearly doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I’ve been so busy between tutoring, compiling electronic dictionaries and my regular work, that I’ve barely had a chance to blog over the past couple of months, but I’ve enjoyed every last bit.

We’ve pretty nearly finished the dictionary, and the teaching semester wraps up soon, but I am soon to be involved in producing a similar electronic dictionary for another Australian language; this time from Sydney. So things show no sign of slowing.

Whoever said there’s no work available in linguistics?