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Ben Cartlidge @benjcartlidge Oxford, England

Classicist, linguist, violinist, conductor. Lecturer, Christ Church, Oxford. Projects: language of comedy; early Hellenistic literature; Athenaeus; Platonism.

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It isn't big. It isn't clever. It doesn't look that good on a plate. It isn't even that difficult. But it's freezin… https://t.co/se9m0Bued5 @DJLdistraction @katherineschof8 https://t.co/V7lIBfAz6x @katherineschof8 @DJLdistraction love this @DJLdistraction @katherineschof8 @jimmallinson I prefer the term 'creative destruction'. @DJLdistraction YASS!https://t.co/7WltljWGBW
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @lottm That the angle between a goat's ears and horns faintly resembled a lobster claw.Just got to do a legit google search for pictures of goats during a tutorial and it made me so happy, not least bec… https://t.co/YAbeHlPGRB @Andreasthlm1 The Etymologicum Magnum, edited by Gaisford. @Andreasthlm1 I call it "Man with large book". https://t.co/ujAgFkYtTT @jash147 I think this one just wanted tummy tickles 🥺🥺 @Tho_KalDan I am imagining little votives of knees 😂😂😂 @Tho_KalDan St Blasen 🤣🤣🤣Following up on yesterday's post about Fuck!ngs new name, here are some other funny ones! Which one is your favour… https://t.co/G9al63zutj
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @saxeusque "it's called a turny-button. And it LIES to us" - Eddie IzzardCan Netflix get the rights to this? I would watch this Christmas movie. https://t.co/Z2YKxnrdgh @JoWolffBSG (as a strategy. Obviously learning Japanese is a generally good thing to do.) @JoWolffBSG I don't necessarily recommend this https://t.co/BgdUi02t9K @reeshistory Tbh I've never understood that either, but now I get asked to review stuff fairly often. That does seem to "happen" somehow. @reeshistory ....which it wasn't, to me. @reeshistory I think they just thought it was obvious. @reeshistory Neither - my supervisors never spoke to me about publishing, apart from my first review that a supervi… https://t.co/n2ZkfNMnUgI'm extremely grateful for the Zoom call I had tonight with @DrCaitlinMGale @bluebananna @classiclina @BhamHistoryhttps://t.co/tokPLcTdrg @k_ditya There needs to be.
11/27
2020
@saintsoftness I was a bit shocked.No but I think a lot about the moment Tamal Ray said he thought about a particular pulled pork sandwich a lot. https://t.co/1jqbdOR9p5 @thisispanos And when do you eat the football team? @dr_sjcullinan If so, I'm even more upset that it wasn't shown.Creating my sandpit like https://t.co/zSinHzV6WU @GregHGilles The dog's hooman left and attended to it. Which doesn't rule out Alexa, but might indicate an unusual… https://t.co/vrCDErgF05Then again, v productive. Finally getting to grips with Canvas. https://t.co/ROr2ILK6cLSomeone in this meeting has an audible dog and we aren't seeing the dog. Unacceptable. @Maccadaynu Then once the infection rate is up again, they can inflict a nice savage reprisal on Liverpool. Won't that be fun. 😡 @BjornHeile @eeleach I like this theory @gusbussmann Even better, we could just eat it frequently? @DJLdistraction Awwww @JenRobinsonArt @word_geek @nearlythere @Radthanael I think you salt aubergine to get the water out, not the bitter… https://t.co/AXIa6FzgWo!! https://t.co/cgWy59NpXC @pronouncedsham Oh and it lasted till this morning. @pronouncedsham A book https://t.co/pDnUecIkax"For how long do we have to sit here?" This is going to be a long day... Good morning. https://t.co/pTSPKcNQpO
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @azforeman Or tell you what the problem was with nutty mister Dumezil, Or tell you what the problem was with nutty… https://t.co/ecE2jBbiyoSo good https://t.co/YJfqEE0VKUThe opposite of masfalsebation. https://t.co/zrsBADm1UD @cobbaltt I have unstressed [ʌ]. And I think a complication for your story is that [ə] is a weakening of lots of ph… https://t.co/kWj7ccG5YL
11/26
2020
A box of baby Bengals https://t.co/b1pcHjUBE0
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @krishnaomkar @DJLdistraction @katherineschof8 @Paul_Edmondson @stanley_wells Jane Austen is like fencing with an e… https://t.co/qNhmx3nHLD @pronouncedsham (and I haven't properly lived in a capital city since about 2006, unless you count Liverpool as 'capital of north Wales') @pronouncedsham I use them for all my shopping. The fact my mother disapproves is grist to the tote bag mill. @krishnaomkar My proudest moment on those lines was 'but we can understand something about this passage, for what h… https://t.co/rAQDbpCJzXThis year I'm most thankful for I'm typing this on my laptop because my phone battery died and if that's not peak 2… https://t.co/LD7sw1IxSkhttps://t.co/MCVPUc2Lsq"Now fuck off" got taken out of "Persuasion" by some humourless editor. https://t.co/ybDrKXEIE6 @adriandkelly @jtwolfenden Sleepy giant bear 😍😍😍😍 @qaleidoscopio No. There was a war. We live in caves. @VivekT1w Nope, got distracted by violin music @mostly_voids Send biscuits.Nice thing really tired being about syntax dead too is.The nice thing about job market dying is at least there are no cover letters to write. @mostly_voids This is so wholesome. I'm at the stage of term where I barely even unwrap the biscuits. CRONCH.I have so much left to do tonight but fuck it, I'm having some wine. @GregHGilles @ChrisRouse1212 Misread numerous as murderous, I must be mixing this up with my other support group. @alas_not_me @ArmandDAngour @Nik_Gunn Siegfried: "DAS IST KEIN MANN!" @hypsipyle Gotta get your Phaeth on @Curculiunculus @lllogansays !! Fascinating! @lllogansays Fairly standard in the context of e.g. political figures being got rid of - transitive but usually pas… https://t.co/1uNTUi8x6x @emilypillinger @ShadiBartsch (also my guess fwiw)Cabinet Office warns of ‘economic crisis’ as Britain leaves EU. While Covid was unforeseen, Brexit is a deliberate… https://t.co/hwJBjPK4tY
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge“The UK higher education sector as a whole now relies on student fees for half its £40bn annual income. Universitie… https://t.co/PtAg7wgXHv
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @GregHGilles Mmmmmm delicious wallpaper!! 😂 @Maccadaynu Anecdotally, I think the crucial element is "c*nts". Twitter seems quite sensitive to that word. The th… https://t.co/2L84gL1vCV @GregHGilles I swear the cat's saying "nice vase you got there, be a shame if anything happened to it" 😂Important Q: when you look at my cat’s chest, do you see a.) a vase or b.) 2 men about to kiss https://t.co/VhdAnrijuo
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @ArmandDAngour Never been more glad that I'm not that eloquent. @benvyle Often only because I've had more alcohol the night before though (insert ThisIsFine.gif....)🥺 https://t.co/dWfJkK1g0F @katherineschof8 Book Christmas tree on the desk right here. https://t.co/FLhEYtFmIi @katherineschof8 You would immediately need one right at the bottom. @HardmanCasey He's a darling 🥰😍I like the idea that tea has become "the strong stuff" 😂 https://t.co/tBBxvFlvJ3So cute. As are the satellite dish ear flexes. https://t.co/8ZvsnDCHqaSyllabus: A course where you read Frankenstein and stop in the middle to read Paradise Lost, Werter, and Plutarch'… https://t.co/02mSw6P5NS
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @mattitiahu Have you been crafting your bush? 😂 @divoantics 👀
11/25
2020
@olivernorgrove Green pesto. @LinguistJosh @willpaddyg The point is there is still plenty to do, but it's not the same kind of discovery. @hagenilda MA supervisor used to introduce digressions with "I cannot resist the temptation to tell you...." before… https://t.co/iWXaxnvqwy @SilencingTrees @Maccadaynu From four in the afternoon to ten the following day? @DocCrom Love that! @LinguistJosh @willpaddyg Part of the problem with languages is that at a certain point there's not a lot more to d… https://t.co/CFErXgyxh4 @_ACFox ButchHildegard joins a campanology group. Hildegard von Ringen. https://t.co/run0FtHe3F @oldnorthroad Sadly I don't think Ewan ever actually went by Ben in the movies 😔 otherwise we'd totally kiss, obvs,… https://t.co/xEUxcQdgLYLockdown 2. Day 20. ARE WE STILL HAVING TO STAY AT YO HO YO HO HOME? https://t.co/zDfi9DZPW3
Retweeted by Ben Cartlidge @oldnorthroad Then again.... https://t.co/Bs3XMvyNP9 @oldnorthroad Ha https://t.co/XMsHH9WMl6 @GregHGilles @GeorgyKantor PF recommended I adopt the same practice (I've made the occasional experiment) and told… https://t.co/jZoQHWWnVm @GregHGilles https://t.co/C2tuHGdmSX @GregHGilles The only person I know who does that is Patrick Finglass (and I very much appreciate it: it's nice to… https://t.co/0cbotUzOy3 @DannyBate4 I mean, you're quite right, no-one would be interested. With the possible exception of basically everyo… https://t.co/962i4q3jlp
11/24
2020

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