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Ladies, He Is a Literary Persona

Deepali Agarwal

Staff Writer

Deepali Agarwal has a Master’s in literary linguistics, which means that every person she’s ever known has, at some point, asked her to ‘edit a thing’ for them-- ‘just see if it reads okay?’ She doesn’t mind, because she believes that the world can be fixed one oxford comma at a time. Deepali lives in Delhi, the capital of India, where cows are sacred, but authors and poets exist and write brilliant things. She works as an editor with OUP India’s School ELT division, where she moves apostrophes, looks up pictures of cats, and talks about children’s books for eight hours. The rest of her day is spent reading, thinking about Parks and Recreation, and wondering if there exist jobs for English majors that pay more than peanuts. Twitter: @DeepaliAgarwal_

Deepali Agarwal

Staff Writer

Deepali Agarwal has a Master’s in literary linguistics, which means that every person she’s ever known has, at some point, asked her to ‘edit a thing’ for them-- ‘just see if it reads okay?’ She doesn’t mind, because she believes that the world can be fixed one oxford comma at a time. Deepali lives in Delhi, the capital of India, where cows are sacred, but authors and poets exist and write brilliant things. She works as an editor with OUP India’s School ELT division, where she moves apostrophes, looks up pictures of cats, and talks about children’s books for eight hours. The rest of her day is spent reading, thinking about Parks and Recreation, and wondering if there exist jobs for English majors that pay more than peanuts. Twitter: @DeepaliAgarwal_

Twitter is on fire with the newest meme on the block, and we present to you the choicest of bookish funnies.

Ladies, if he

  • never replies to your texts
  • writes mediocre pose
  • gives you writing tips
  • thinks publishing should be “merit-based”
  • doesn’t “see colour”

    He is not your partner. He is a white man from literature.

    https://twitter.com/JuliaFtacek/status/1066056305553608704?s=20

    https://twitter.com/alliembooks/status/1066591209265582080?s=20

    Here’s one to the library!

    And some for the writers out there!

    https://twitter.com/rachel/status/1066189521941860353?s=20

    We can’t leave without some love for books.