Archive for Linguistics in the comics

xkcd on statistical language

Today's xkcd:

Mouseover title: "Donate now to help us find a cure for causality. No one should have to suffer through events because of other events."

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Literary Adjectives

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Buzzword of the year

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Musical languages

The latest Dinosaur Comics:

The mouseover title: "whistle morse code with dot as a D note and dash as a G flat and you're already there, laying down the sickest of beats. a truly unwell beat"

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Getting your word

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Drawing the line

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Metered spellings

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Advanced techniques

I'm in the process of composing a "cheat sheet" of DSP techniques for ling525, so today's xkcd is right on time:

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Qua qua qua

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Headline words

The current xkcd:

The mouseover title: "Roundly-condemned headlinese initiative shuttered indefinitely."

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Keyboard config

The current xkcd, title "Chorded Keyboard":

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The meaning of filled pauses?

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"Interesting questions are raised by present speech patterns"

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