After submission, absolutely nothing happened for a while: there was no status change in the system at all indicating that the manuscript was with the editors or still just submitted. I also noticed there was a change in the editors in the meanwhile and quite frankly I have the impression that the manuscript was simply forgotten. Due to the language and the phenomenon I investigated, the editors should have taken time to find adequate reviewers. Rather than doing so, I all of a sudden got desk rejection with completely ridiculous "arguments" that only revealed that the editor(s) did not read the entire manuscript. Had the editors identified substantial issues concerning the amnuscript, the situation would be different, but wondering about very basic notions of linguistics was completely unexpected.