All of us learn ways that certain bits of language (sounds, words, phrases, other things) are associated with certain kinds of people. Watch Elmo learn all about it.
[Cross posted from Drinking Chiya]
People in general, but especially in Nepal love talking about language. Even when I haven’t asked anything or expressed interest in language, things will come up about it all the time.
Remember Perd Hapley? Here’s more humor extracted from looking closely at the regular features of a certain speech genre, in this case: the cable news report. From Charlie Brooker and Newswipe.
They might try, but whales and orangutans mimicking human sounds is nothing like a human speaking. So where does the media fuss come in? Some musings.
A few days ago, my precocious five year old asked me an interesting question: Is OMG a bad word? I thought quickly. Is it still possible that saying God’s name … Continue reading
http://www.quack-project.com/table.cgi A treasured colleague sent this link around to some of us Speech Eventers recently. It is a fun project apparently led by Dr. Quack, who may or may not … Continue reading
Just 5 days ago the NYtimes ran an article about Mali’s successful response to its first confirmed case of Ebola. Unfortunately the congratulatory tone seemed a bit premature; Mali had … Continue reading