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Tuesday October 4th

Julia Klein, Julia Klein ·

UNC prof. of English Connie Eble studies linguistics and slang, and is credited with having the earliest documentation of the phrase "shit happens". The phrase was submitted on one of the many notecards which the professor asks her students to submit definitions of current popular slang. Here prof. Eble is posing with the earliest notecard describing "shit happens".

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