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March 7, 2007 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Speculative Grammarian is the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics. Don't miss: Re-Rating the World's Languages, Hunting the Elusive Labio-Nasal, The Endangered Languages Armamentation Programme, New speech disorder linguists contracted discovered! and of course Choose Your Own Career in Linguistics.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (17 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

Free bonus link: Daniel Dennett's Philosophical Lexicon.

Thanks go to painquale whose remark about quines sent me on a wikiandering googlodyssey that brought me to SpecGram (via this gavagai article).
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:32 AM on March 7, 2007


(BTW, can any Canadians explain who the Labio-Nasal article is mocking?)
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:50 AM on March 7, 2007

Beeg Haan Krrz, Litol Hong Gersh = Big/Little Honkers (Noses), maybe?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:57 AM on March 7, 2007

This is great!

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posted by OmieWise at 10:58 AM on March 7, 2007

I like the puzzles, especially the Indo-European crossword and the Canadian version of the LingDoku. (click on the maple leaf)
posted by MtDewd at 12:28 PM on March 7, 2007

This is hilarious. Thank you!
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:43 PM on March 7, 2007

Well, hell, if I'd realized this had never been posted I'd'a done it myself. Great site, and I used to send the IE crossword to my old grad school pals.
posted by languagehat at 1:35 PM on March 7, 2007


I applaud the initial use of the rampantgeekery tag, a worthy tag that will surely have future Metafilter applications.
posted by MasonDixon at 1:52 PM on March 7, 2007

In the "Choose Your Own Career" section: double majoring in linguistics and philosophy makes you a fry cook, but so does unseriously majoring in linguistics -- heh. I love how not choosing a linguistics major automatically makes you an econ major. Funny stuff.

Great post.
posted by ontic at 2:07 PM on March 7, 2007

Man, I've been subscribing to this for a while. It's great.
posted by ScotchLynx at 2:26 PM on March 7, 2007

I see they have a handbook for Metafilter there. Bonus!
posted by Mental Wimp at 3:07 PM on March 7, 2007

I see they have a handbook for Metafilter there. Bonus!

here's a longer take on that theme.
posted by advil at 3:37 PM on March 7, 2007

Ooh, I was an inspiration! Neat. To a great post, too!
posted by painquale at 5:49 PM on March 7, 2007

posted by equalpants at 6:27 PM on March 7, 2007

So far, I am mildly amused by the typo on their home page.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:02 PM on March 7, 2007

"Words mean something." - Rush

Thanks for the link.
posted by nofundy at 6:52 AM on March 8, 2007

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