Monthly Archives: July 2006

Why we need English 2.0

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

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Jargon

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

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Names

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

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Abbrev.

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

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Root of my interest

F-word is one of the reasons why I became interested in linguistics.

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Things I’d Like to talk about

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

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Drift

One of the many linguistic dilemmas that we face today is drift. Drift is essentially what happens when a language changes over time due primarily to isolation and specialization. Isolation occurs when a society is not exposed to the varied … Continue reading

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