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2016-03-19 18:53
NYTimes.com has a pretty touching article this morning about linguistic research in New York City.Many small immigrant groups there are the largest speech communities remaining for their rar… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
The internet is abuzz this 4/20 with stories of high-class weed smoking promotional events in California and college pot heads run amok.But HuffingtonPost has a great article, claiming to te… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
I was just directed to a hilarious post over at 'And I am Not Lying', called 'Types of Bitches', about a list written by third graders at an inner-city Washington DC school, detailing almost… Read More
2010-03-04 19:29
Slate is running a really nice series of articles about signage this week.Road signs are one of the, well, sign systems that got invented usage started, so I'm excited to see them examined i… Read More
2010-03-04 04:14
Not sure how excited to be about this, but I suppose, if invented usage celebrates any day, it should celebrate National Grammar Day.It's certainly nice to see that the usage blog community… Read More
2009-12-21 23:54
greetings, faithful reader(s). i've gone over 6 weeks without posting. i'm currently too tired to look anything up, but that may be a record.where have i been? i've been entering grown-up la… Read More
2009-12-21 23:53
as i mentioned in my last post, i've put in an application to UC Berkeley's Department of Rhetoric. gah, it just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? a bit about why i'm so ga-ga for this parti… Read More
2009-12-21 23:52
There's something rhetorically interesting going on in this, known as 'Sh!^ing around - Admiral Ackbar':It makes me think the original admiral ackbar might be the funniest thing ever created… Read More
2009-12-21 23:49
the notion that san francisco is an unusually friendly big city has been one of those for which i had no evidence at all until one day, on the muni ([myOO-nee]: i basically ride a trolley to… Read More

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