Friday, June 19, 2009

Pragmatics in the news: "70% of praise sarcastic" — The Onion

Literal storm clouds are gathering here in Madison (when will this end?) but it's a bright, sunshiny day for linguistic humor. First, check out this from the Onion:

Report: 70 Percent Of All Praise Sarcastic

And, yeah, they even use the phrase "linguistic researchers".

Second, for science humor that matches our current weather in southern Wisconsin, check this out. (You gotta admire the truly relentless pursuit of a lower Erdős number, eh?)


Flo said...

more popular language-related stuff:

should we call this a visual discourse analytic tool?

Flo said...

whoops, here's the link:

"Iran's War Of Words, As Seen Through Wordle"