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  •  when I interview people, I listen for queens (1+ / 0-)
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    English precisely because its arbitrary.  the ability to learn an abstract system of rules and to code shift is important and signals mental acuity.

    •  (btw, I this is why there continues to be (0+ / 0-)

      emphasis on QE.  its not out of some essentialist recognition of the purity of QE, its a functionalist inquiry into whether the interrogant is capable of minimal abstract thought.  or: an attack on essentialism, correct as it may be, does nothing to dislodge QE from its perch or to legitimize AAE.)

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