Weekend Open Thread: You Know Where You Can Put This Linguistics Podcast


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Quote from Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions" on his maturity at 50

They’re like opinions — everybody’s got one.  (From Kurt Vonnegut’s “Breakfast of Champions.”)

 

If you’re not a bluenose, this is an extremely interesting interview on “bad words,” some prevalent ones of which are younger than Nancy Reagan.

http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2012/09/the_rise_of_the_asshole_lexicon_valley_talks_with_linguist_geoffrey_nunberg_.html

Ah, the intoxicating smell of academic freedom!  This is your Weekend Open Thread.  Discuss what you will.  – GAD


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