You ever stare at a picture, or a sentence, or a word so long that you lose yourself in it, that shapes break down, and you fall in love with every curve and reflection? Yeah…
Sanity is not statistical.: Target has pledged... →
archer-and-anders: Just saw this in an email from one of my professors who is an adviser for the Lesbian and Gay Vet Med Association at school. Target’s website says it will donate 100% of T-shirt sales from customers during the month of June to Family Equality Council. See the t-shirts
Language belongs to all of us, and it’s something we all have the opportunity to...– Christopher Johnson, Microstyle. (via zchyrs)
Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut My constant fear.
Neat little article about some under-used, or under-appreciated, punctuation. http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/13-punctuation-marks-that-you-never-knew-existed
Reblog: 1000% Linguistically Accurate
Husband: "What do you call dropping the letter 'R' from the end of a word, like they do in Boston?"
Me: " 'Arhotic' or 'non-rhotic."
Husband: "Do you use the same term for dropping the letter 'G' from a word that ends in '-ing'?"
Me: "No, because the 'rho' in 'arhotic' comes from the Greek letter for 'R.' "
Husband: "Oh. Well, what do you call dropping 'Gs' then?"
Me: "Being in a gang."
The Most Difficult Language In the World?
inwhichidigress: A fascinating article in The Economist tries to identify the world’s most difficult language: For sound complexity, one language stands out. !Xóõ, spoken by just a few thousand, mostly in Botswana, has a blistering array of unusual sounds. Its vowels include plain, pharyngealised, strident and breathy, and they carry four tones. It has five basic clicks and 17...
It's important to consider capitalisation in...
ferrisie: Helft den armen Vögeln. = Help the poor birds. Helft den Armen vögeln. = Help poor people with sex.
Linguists Agree: "It is Potato and not Potato."
In linguistics terms, bling is an ideophone intended to evoke the “sound” of...