Thursday, December 17, 2009
Maybe I'm the crazy one here, but the language-in-the-news stuff seems a little weird this week. Check out these links:
Exhibit A: A new grammar book aims to draw up joint rules for Spanish, spoken by some 500 million people around the globe. (OK, BBC, so maybe doesn't count.)
Exhibit B: Linguists Unite Against English Invasion (this report from Turkey).
Exhibit C is a different animal, not insanity, but rather some responses by a linguist to some somewhat offbeat questions about language.
I could write pages about each of these but I'd rather read reader comments on them: What do you make of these stories?
Image from despair.com.