Nastassja Riemermann (tsukikage85) wrote in linguaphiles,
Nastassja Riemermann
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corollary on Murphy's Law

Is there a name, along the line of Murphy's Law, that if you show something that works to someone it won't work, and if you show something that's not working to someone, it'll work?
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  • UDDER and WATER

    To the memory of Vladislav Illich-Svitych. This is just to bring attention to something very ‘Nostratic’ (far beyond ‘Indo-European’ languages —…

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