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Entry from June 26, 2018
Linguinistics (linguine + linguistics)

“Linguine” (a type of pasta) is sometimes confused with “linguistics” (the scientific study of language), especially with the portmanteau word “linguinistics.” “Linguistics = studies of linguini” was posted on Twitter by Andrew on June 3, 2010. “Thinking of returning to school in the autumn.  Should I go with art or linguinistics? I have a palate for both” was posted on Twitter by Professor Klugmacher on March 9, 2012. “Linguinistics: the scientific study of flat macaroni products, not to be confused with the Fettuccinetics branch of macaroni philosophy” was posted on Twitter by djinnj on August 7, 2012.
 
“‘Linguini-stics: the study of pasta, specifically linguine pasta’ #likeLinguistics #Juliaisms” was posted on Twitter by Taylor Gray on November 20, 2012. “I thought linguistics was the study of pasta because it sounds like linguini. #fatgirlprobz” was posted on Twitter by Jennifer Juárez on November 29, 2012. “What do you call the formal study of pasta? Linguinistics” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on August 7, 2018.
 
     
Wikipedia: Linguine
Linguine (/lɪŋˈɡwiːni/; Italian: [liŋˈɡwiːne]) is a type of pasta similar to fettuccine and trenette but elliptical in section rather than flat. It is about 4 millimetres (0.16 in) in width, which is wider than spaghetti but not as wide as fettuccine. The name linguine means “little tongues” in Italian, where it is a plural of the feminine linguina.
 
Wikipedia: Linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.
     
Twitter
Andrew
@andrewgould
Linguistics = studies of linguini.
9:35 AM - 3 Jun 2010
   
Twitter
Rhian Iona
@ONaRhian
Linguine is a type of pasta.. if I eat lots of it will I be clever in Linguistics, pl0x? :3
6:27 AM - 24 May 2010
 
Twitter
Professor Klugmacher
@vestigialtales
Replying to @brucedenby
@brucedenby Thinking of returning to school in the autumn.  Should I go with art or linguinistics? I have a palate for both.
5:19 AM - 9 Mar 2012
   
Twitter
djinnj
@djinnj
Linguinistics: the scientific study of flat macaroni products, not to be confused with the Fettuccinetics branch of macaroni philosophy.
5:28 PM - 2 Aug 2012
 
Twitter
Tommy V
@Mr_TommyV
I think I confuse ‘linguistics’ as the ‘study of pasta’ a little too much.
4:47 PM - 5 Nov 2012
   
Twitter 
Blascoe
@mikeblascoe
#NewCollegeClasses Linguinistics. Study of the language of noodles. Knowledge of alphabet soup required
11:29 PM - 6 Nov 2012
 
Twitter
Taylor Gray
@Taylor_Gray18
“Linguini-stics: the study of pasta, specifically linguine pasta” #likeLinguistics #Juliaisms
7:13 PM - 20 Nov 2012
   
Twitter
Jennifer Juárez
@JenniferCJuarez
I thought linguistics was the study of pasta because it sounds like linguini. #fatgirlprobz
11:43 PM - 29 Nov 2012
   
Twitter
It’s Bambi Bitch
@alexascarffs
Replying to @liss_liliann
@melissa_liliann tbh one of my vocab words is linguistics aka the study of linguine
10:03 PM - 23 Apr 2013
     
Twitter
Charles
@CraddockCTJ
Replying to @patrickdelliott
@patrickdelliott #linguinistics - study of language of pasta
3:30 PM - 9 Nov 2013
   
Twitter
mattmerchant
@midmerch
The language of pasta:  Advanced linguinistics #worsecollegeclasses @midnight
12:11 AM - 15 May 2014
   
Twitter
Spartacus Crawford
@Sparky_Crawford
Is linguinistics the study of linguini?
7:39 PM - 1 Apr 2015
 
Twitter
tınʏ æsthɛtıɔs, home of all things smol & æsthetic
@Dliessmgg
the scientific study of pasta names is called linguinistics
6:36 PM - 23 Jun 2015
   
Twitter
Isaac Malik
@CaliCheesySteve
study of pasta language is LIGUINISTICS
3:14 AM - 15 Jul 2015 from Roanoke, VA
 
Twitter 
elizabeth with an s
@ElisabethB7
me: “I’m going to major in linguistics”
my dad: “is that the study of pasta”
7:25 PM - 2 Jul 2016 from Clemmons, NC
   
Twitter
Alyssa Pasick
@AlyssaPasick
“What’s linguistics? It sounds like the study of pasta.”
8:15 PM - 28 Sep 2016
 
Reddit—Shower Thoughts
If you believe in alternate universes, then you believe that there’s a universe where linguistics is actually the study of pasta
submitted February 20, 2017 by Bruntbear
COMMENTS
Troldilocks
I performed cunning linguini on your mother. It was far too cheesy for my taste, and I’ve never heard of putting fish in a pasta. But whatever. OPs mom does as OPs mom…is?
   
Twitter
salocin
@NicolasOlivarez
Linguinisitics - study of pasta languages
10:10 AM - 25 Jan 2018
 
Reddit—Jokes
What do you call the formal study of pasta?
submitted August 7, 2018 by cheetohinchief
Linguinistics.
I’ll show myself out.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 • Permalink


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