The teaching of phonotactics is to be taxed by the government from the academic year 2019, a leaked report reveals. Recent government funded research reveals that the learning of phonotactics in undergraduate and post-
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soda pop coke soft drink some fizzy sugary carbonated substance that understanding what constitutes a complex onset, or worse being able to identify the sonority sequencing principle at work in a data set, has been shown through MRI scans to implicate the same regions of the brain that are thought to underlie dangerous sociopathic behaviour. Further evidence for this, if any were needed, is that over 68% of convicted felons serving a custodial sentence of 5 years or more in Texas show some interest in phonotactics at some point in their sentence. This figure is greater than those who volunteer for mindfulness courses and creative writing combined.
The government proposals are shock news to universities in the US and Europe who have long held up phonotactics as a morally upright and indeed character-