Linguistics, the most diverse of all sciences, a phrase which here means "utterly inscrutable".
Linguistics is a field of study known for its odd mixture of "practical" and "fucking insane by the standards of your average guy." Linguistics is a pretty harmless field compared to physics and the like except for its uses in
mind control bizarre alternative therapies perfect for exploitation by electronic music groups neuro-linguistic programming, not to mention the shock your right-leaning colleagues will no doubt experience when they find out Persian (aka "that godless Iranian terrorist ooga-booga language) is actually a distant relative of English.
One thing I can not stress enough is that linguistics doesn't mean speaking French in Russian, nor does it entail being a grammar nazi, though most linguists are slight typography Klansmen and will not appreciate having apostrophe's in pluralized English nouns.
Phonology: This is the study of individual sounds in a language, and extensively uses dictionary-style fÃ�ï¿½netÃ�Âªk speliÃ�ï¿½. Ã�Â¦s ju kÃ�Â¦n siÃ�ï¿½, which is pÃ�Â°rÃ�Â¨tiÃ�ï¿½ hard tÃ�Â°u riÃ�ï¿½d.
Syntactics: The study of grammar. It's better than it sounds.
Historical Linguistics: Yet another way of proving humanity is obsessed with food and vaginas, as well giving us kickass terms like "Finno-Ugric", "P-Celtic", and "Pit Grave Culture". Also has more family trees then a Mormon taxonomist on steroids.
Neurolinguistics: Normal linguistics gone Cyberpunk, also nigh-incomprehensible if you're not a scientist.