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I run a blog on languages and 'Popular Linguistics' called
. The posts range from interesting linguistic observations from day to day li...
The 'Do you mind?' trap
I was browsing a website on my phone using the
browser when a prompt came up. I couldn't take a screenshot, so I am paraphrasing what the prompt said:
Written Jun 28, 2013
Could better science reporting standards at the BBC improve the quality of their articles?
I just came across this article on the BBC Website (
Could a new phonetic alphabet promote world peace?
) because it was posted in the
sub-reddit, and for good reason.
It is such a fulsome mix of bad linguistics and general cluelessness that I would have thought that even with BB...
Written Feb 20, 2013
Is Sanskrit overrated as a language in India? A discussion of the most common myths about Sanskrit
I am cross-posting this answer here. Here I look at many of the standard myths about Sanskrit that keep floating around.
Antariksh Bothale's answer to Is Sanskrit overrated as a language in India?
Written Feb 3, 2013