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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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • The language of love, maybe

    Published: 11/02/2017
    I just received an email from a total stranger, a young blonde woman dressed fetchingly in pink (she included two photographs). She may want a romantic relationship with me. But to clarify why I use t ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Yes-no questions in mathematics and in Chinese

    Published: 11/02/2017
    From Daniel Sterman: There’s an old joke about computer programmers (or mathematicians, or logicians). Ask them “Is X right or wrong?” and they’ll answer “Yes”. Because, indeed, either X is right or i ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • The scansion of disapprobation expressions

    Published: 10/02/2017
    In case you missed it — Ben Zimmer recently turned his meticulous scholarly attention to the lexicographical and metrical analysis of shit-gibbon: "The Surprising Rise of the 'S—gibbon'", ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • New Year's massacre

    Published: 9/02/2017
    Boris Kootzenko spotted this truly bizarre banner at a service area on the highway leading west from Shanghai in Anhui Province: The theme of the poster is "huíjiā guònián 回家过年" ("returning home to ce ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Sun-moon mountain-wood

    Published: 9/02/2017
    Boris Kootzenko was intrigued by this sign in China: The sign advertises: Shānmù péixùn 山木培训 ("Mountain Wood Training") Their own English self-designation is "Sunmoon Education Group". Boris was intri ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Water depth risk safety

    Published: 9/02/2017
    Photograph of a sign taken by Boris Kootzenko on a recent trip to China: The Chinese says: shuǐshēn wéixiǎn 水深危险 ("danger! deep water") zhùyì ānquán 注意安全 ("pay attention to safety") The English is wha ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • The craven feminine pronoun

    Published: 8/02/2017
    The Times Literary Supplement diarist who hides behind the initials "J.C." makes this catty remark (issue of January 6, 2017, page 36) about Sidney E. Berger's The Dictionary of the Book: A Glossary o ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Donlad's mispellings

    Published: 8/02/2017
    Dana Milbank, "Shoker! Rediculous chocker Trump attaks and dishoners English with ever-dummer spellings", Washington Post 2/7/2017: The English language was unprepared for the attak. It was destined t ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Bastard, douchebag, whatever

    Published: 8/02/2017
    Here and here are links (South China Morning Post [SCMP] and the Chinese website of a German radio channel) re yesterday’s surprising statement by Judge HE Fan of China’s supreme court calling Preside ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Quantifying Donald Trump's rhetoric

    Published: 7/02/2017
    David Beaver & Jason Stanley, "Unlike all previous U.S. presidents, Trump almost never mentions democratic ideals", Washington Post 2/7/2017: The central norms of liberal democratic societies are ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
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