Wisconsin has a state budget. Woo hoo. It contains money for the university, and even for the Law School. Still trying to get some clarity on what this means for the UW, but it's not terrible.
A while back the Log had a piece on a SoCal hip-hop group called the Linguistics. Now there's a member of a hip-hop band named Linguistics. See here.
Completely missed it but the Sunday paper had a set of Wisconsin tourist slogans, including a couple on language: "Wisconsin: Hey there once then!", etc. Sadly, the most accurate ones were different, like "Wisconsin: We used to be progressive." But then, "Wisconsin: At least we still have cheese." A lot were familiar, like the one in the image (from here, but other versions of the slogan on t-shirts are out there.)
Read something yesterday talking about the impopularity of an idea. I thought it was a Spanishism (Hispanicism? That doesn't sound right either.) since the adjective would have that form in Spanish, but it actually gets some hits. I notice lots of variability on these and have a lot myself, but this one sounds utterly impossible to me. It's maybe an inevitable, irresistible analogy.
And hat tips all around … I'm being flooded with ideas, it seems like.