Category Archives for language

Yo

There’s some talk that’s swirling around in popular linguistics about the question of whether ‘yo’ is emerging as the new gender-neutral pronoun. See the issue at Language Log here: Yo. As I’ve noted before (hey, read the “Recently Viewed” links … Continue reading

30. March 2008 by Ron
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Life under administration

I was reminded recently that the expression “adminisphere” has actually entered my lexicon, and recalled that it was part of a useful triad of terms apparently in current military use that have excellent civilian application: Salmon Day: You spend all … Continue reading

19. February 2008 by Ron
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Derrida vs. Wittgenstein

From Saint Gasoline, again.

06. February 2008 by Ron
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