Entertaining article for linguists

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Entertaining article for linguists

Postby David Myer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:48 am

Today's The Conversation in Australia has a splendid piece on the linguistic issues (in Australia) that cause pedants like us to frenzy (is that a verb?)

Anyway it is fun and so are most of the added comments for those that have time.

https://theconversation.com/the-horror- ... lapropisms

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Re: Entertaining article for linguists

Postby Slava » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:40 am

Quite fun, thanks for passing it on. I never knew the Moët pronunciation. I always thought it to be French and that the Queen song had it right.
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Re: Entertaining article for linguists

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:22 am

Thanks, David, for the article. Most of the last half are just as likely to show up here in the South.
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