Thursday, May 29, 2008

lol cat: Scrabble edition

Much like with opacity, I keep swearing I'll never post about lol cats again, but I keep doing it. This pic — sent along from G.T. (who gets the ht) via J.S. — is at least relevant to dialectology, sociolinguistics and language change …


Yes, I'll return to finish up the opacity deal, although I'm starting to feel a lot like the Tommy Lee Jones character, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, at the end of No Country for Old Men: Tired of all the bloodshed and unable to understand the level of violence around me. (And I can't believe I missed that Eric's DEE comment was specifically about phonological patterns.)

5 comments:

tubesteak said...

If you're tired of violence, I suggest reading this:

http://decentcommunity.org/2008/05/15/making-love-with-the-help-of-gigantic-vats-of-grease/

I find it soothing...

Mr. Verb said...

Wow. How did I not know about decentcommunity.org? I'm not too sure about the gigantic vats of grease deal, but I guess it is an alternative to senseless violence.

Will Fitzgerald said...

When I taught ESL, one of our Arabic speaking students came in and said, "I have trouble with my bowels."

Ed Keer said...

Mr. Verb, I think you're being melodramatic. The level of violence in the comments here is nothing compared to other areas of the interwebs.

Mr. Verb said...

Well, not melodramatic, but maybe my tolerance is too low ...