Facing linguistics

Today I came across a group on Facebook called You’re a Linguist? How many languages do you speak? Funny, yes, though I suppose there’s a tradition to have long, multi-utterance Facebook group names. But what had be chuckling for a while was the description of the group:

Being a linguist is not about speaking lots of languages!! It’s about coming up with theories based on data that you read about in someone else’s paper and that probably don’t account for any variation or possibly anything at all…or something…

Genius.