Slippery slopes are everywhere in my world. (Anxiety, Panic and OCD diagnoses will do that to a girl.) Alas, my writing is no escape from these treacherous drop-offs.
The ‘sleuth’ in my first Cozy Mystery has a PhD in Linguistics. Hence, I need to appear to know what I’m talking about when I’m putting words in the woman’s mouth.
Slippery slope alert! OCD has been activated!
So, to avoid unintentionally drowning in the scientific study of language, I’m having to tiptoe very carefully into the research. One wrong move and I’ll be applying to Georgetown’s PhD in Sociolinguistics program.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this.