Tag Archives: life

Five Star Reviews: How Not to Be Wrong

I’ve been working on this one for a long time. How Not to Be Wrong was a hard book for me — a mental boot-camp in which I spent about six months groaning with the weight of one concept, only … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Babytalks: And he became a beybo gwegwe

My daughter can now recite “the very hungry caterpillar” from memory. Which is great because it gives me a direct one-to-one comparison for her utterances. Here’s one of the more bizarre. Instead of saying “beautiful butterfly” (the last two words … Continue reading

Posted in Language is Great! | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Baby Talks: Approximantation

Yes, my baby is still practicing fricative harmony. She’s also doing something else, which is approximanting? Is that even a word? She makes stops into approximants, is what I mean. I speak General American English, so my intervocalic dental stops become … Continue reading

Posted in Language is Great! | Tagged , | 1 Comment

My Friend Sent me a new Razor

  This was his response This was my response: The tonnage of tauntage you put in my frontage increases my glummage and causes much umbrage! The woundage I suffered impelled me to rummage ‘mongst my emotional baggage, whose depths have … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

Taking Stock

Za mnogo godini, everyone. The Kingdoms of Evil Podcast, Language is Great!, and Wonderful Awful Ideas will be back starting January 12th. Until then, let’s make some resolutions for the coming year. I already talked about what worked and what … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | 6 Comments