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23 Tweets That Will Make Academics Laugh Harder Than They Should

Academia is lonely and difficult and thankless, but – no, there is no but.

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I'm not procrastinating. I'm facilitating the democratized disruption of hegemonic academic narratives via social media. #seriousacademic

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Psychology joke fact: people are prone to overestimate how funny their jokes about the Dunning-Kruger Effect are.

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Spent ages looking for this quotation by Flaubert. Turns out it's from Dawson's Creek #shitacademicssay #funnywomen

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How it feels to be a first year PhD student.

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Revise and resubmit #lifeinacademia #academicproblems

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When you enter grad school. When you leave grad school... #GameofThrones

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"Your résume says you spent 4 years in England. What were you doing?" *flashback to me trying to find the actual Hogwarts* "Grad school."

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"Congratulate [colleague] on a 3-year work anniversary as a postdoc." Oh LinkedIn, you do not understand how academia works

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exclusive new pictures of me writing my thesis

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People are always impressed to hear that I graduated from Harvard at 16, but you can do anything you set your mind to if you just lie.

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- Article please - Abstract? - No, article - HTML? - No, PDF - Weird PDF? - No, PDF - PDF in browser? - No, PDF - Download PDF? - Yes - OK

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Paparazzi shot of me submitting my thesis just moments ago. #PhD #PhDChat #ItsOver

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An Honest Academic Rejection Letter https://t.co/SK9nLXYm7U

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I wonder what it will be like when I'm no longer a grad student and it's no longer acceptable to eat Skittles for dinner in the library.

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“I am afraid this manuscript may contribute not so much towards the field’s advancement as much as toward its eventual demise.”

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History of Philosophy: Ancient: "What?" Medieval: "Is?" Modern: "This?" Today: "Shit?"

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When your advisor asks how you're doing

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