Evolution of language

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Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:36 pm Post

Your essay question for the day...
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You can see the comic in it's original setting at the brilliant Dinosaur Comics: http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2248

Note, Dinosaur Comics is written by the equally brilliant Ryan North, computation linguist by training and dinosaur cartoonist by trade.
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Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:59 am Post

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(Acknowledgment to xkcd)
'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:18 pm Post

There is nothing quite so likely to turn me into a vigilante super-villain than text/133t speak used out of it's appropriate context. The only bit I haven't figured out is what my schtick would be. The Elucidater? Part of a team... Struck and White-out? Once I have that nailed down: Beware, evil-doers, slaughterers of language everywhere!

Edit: Even better... Strike-through and White-out, or Strunk-through and White-out?
Often wrong, rarely in doubt.
Time for a change... I'm now rdale; same dog-avatar, same dog... channel?