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  • Gambling Disturb Terrible

    Published: 18/02/2017
    A friend of Anne Henochowicz spotted this T-shirt in an Akihabara, Tokyo shop: The writing on the T-shirt says: Hei ヘイ!("Hey!") Shinzō シンゾー!!("Shinzoo" — Japan's prime minister's first name) Ore ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • More than cat videos

    Published: 18/02/2017
    Girls With Slingshots for 9/18/2014: The best part is Danielle Corsetto's note about creating this strip: I wound up killing a lot of time on Twitter and Facebook asking people to share their grammati ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • "Evidence, data and reasoning"

    Published: 17/02/2017
    Now that a black man is no longer president, George Will has stopped obsessing about presidential overuse of first-person singular pronouns, and has turned his attention to other pressing matters, suc ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • What Is the Best Way to Learn Latin?

    Published: 13/02/2017
    Eidolon (“an online journal for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship”) presents a conversation between Eleanor Dickey, author of Learning Latin the Ancient Way: L ... Read more
    Source: languagehat.com
  • Choice-type questions

    Published: 13/02/2017
    No, I am not talking about multiple choice questions.  I'm talking about the kind of choice questions that language teachers introduce as one of the many ways to ask a question in Chinese. This subjec ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Ask Language Log: -ism exceptionalism

    Published: 12/02/2017
    Jonah Goldberg, "The Trouble with Nationalism", National Review 2/7/20 But I firmly believe that when we call the sacrifices of American patriots no different from the sacrifices of Spartans — ancient ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Quints or Semitenths.

    Published: 11/02/2017
    My wife and I are reading Trollope’s The Eustace Diamonds at night, and we’ve gotten to Volume 2, Chapter 55, which is called “Quints Or Semitenths.” This refers to Plantagenet ... Read more
    Source: languagehat.com
  • At the Bar of Discarded Books

    Published: 11/02/2017
    Katherine Rosman, "Move Over, Wikipedia. Dictionaries Are Hot Again." NYT 2/11/2017: The end of the article: “The information we share is relevant in a new way that gets more attention,” Ms. Naturale ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Resumptive pronoun of the week

    Published: 11/02/2017
    Jonathan O'Connell, "Feds, Trump attorneys wrangle over president’s D.C. hotel lease", Washington Post 2/10/2017 [emphasis added: Chaffetz told reporters this week that he was interested to learn how ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
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