Monthly Archives: July 2006
11-17-2008: I wrote this, in ignorance of a lot of truth about language. As Seth pointed out, most of my complaints were aimed at written English standards, as determined by some abstract association of English scholars, dictionary authors, and organizations … Continue reading
Jargon is in my humble opinion, the most annoying linguistic dilemma EVER. Definitively Jargon is a terminology used within specific fields of work, interest, or society. It’s a problem because people that use Jargon want to keep using it and … Continue reading
It’s really amazing, this mp3 by John Hodgman and Jonathon Coulton exemplifies some interesting aspects of what I’ve been pondering with respect to linguistics and names. The names of 700 hoboes… Why not? They could be any kind of person’s … Continue reading
Briefing myself quickly on the topic by browsing Wikipedia’s article I’m realizing I do not wish to go into to much detail, as much as merely muse. I was working construction this evening with a part-time carpenter and a painter/artist/paint-salesman. … Continue reading
F-word is one of the reasons why I became interested in linguistics.
I’ve been really busy lately and pretty frustrated with some projects I’m working on, but as incentive for me to write I’m going to post some ideas I’ve had or things I’ve been thinking about. Memes: phrases and words that … Continue reading