Language thing this well is working now us let invent grammar.
March 7, 2007 10:31 AM   Subscribe

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!

Some proposals require you to submit a strategic plan. We assume that all funding requests are for traditional guerrilla tactic weaponry. If your request is in excess of £95,000,000, this indicates that you intend to engage in open confrontational conflict; in such cases, our anonymous donors require a detailed strategic plan, which you can submit on a separate page.
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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