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BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View, The power of language
God this is good - AL Kennedy on language, its power, its potency, and the awful ways grammar is currently being taught.
language  alkennedy  grammar  testing  creativity  expression  history 
july 2016 by infovore
The Twilight Zone: Breaking Dawn « Proceedings of the UK Pier Review Society
“What Bella doesn’t know is that this is no ordinary home, and the Cullens are no ordinary family. By rescuing an innocent girl from where she fell, they have set her upon a path that could change all their lives for ever. And when Bella emerges from the other end of that path, she may find that things are not what she expected in… the Twilight Zone.” This is priceless.
twilight  twilightzone  pastiche  satire  grammar 
december 2011 by infovore
Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
"The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar.  It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I'd normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world." Lovely. I would like an alot of my own one day.
comic  alot  grammar  english  funny  imaginarycreatures 
april 2010 by infovore
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
""Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs." And: what a URL.
buffalo  wikipedia  linguistics  language  grammar 
february 2010 by infovore
How I Met My Wife
"It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate." And so on.
language  english  grammar  linguistics  writing  negatives 
august 2009 by infovore
Critical Miss: Issue 10 (Grammar Fascist)
"Grammar Fascist is a game for everyone who has ever despaired at the pitiful standard of writing displayed on Internet forums. It's a game for everyone who's ever wanted to get in touch with their inner intellectual snob. It's a game for anyone who's eve
game  grammar  funny  internet  forums  idiots 
february 2006 by infovore
Harper's Magazine: Tense Present.
David Foster Wallace on "Democracy, English, and the Wars over Usage"
essay  language  linguistics  grammar 
april 2005 by infovore

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