(Ten points to anyone who can find the mirror-facing-mirror in the previous sentence.)
Aside: Boy, are we lucky the Internet was named something cool! Imagine if we were constantly referencing the Pancake instead.
Back to the point: It is troubling and interesting (in that order) that many Americans take issue with the fact that our so-called enemies have congratulated our new President. Sure, if others were happy about a tragedy here, that's one thing. But right now, for the first time in as long as I've been a voter, people are agreeing with the choice Americans have made. Now, the following is not WORLD POLITICS CONFIRMED, but come now: isn't a good way to not fight with other people to ... not fight with other people?
Aside: Splitting infinitives; beginning sentences with conjunctions; overusing the semicolon; underusing conjunctions in lists ... are all apparently acceptable if you believe in Emergent Grammar. (!!)
(The fact that Noam Chomsky is as influential a thinker as he is and is a linguistics scholar is evidence that either (a) linguistics is a more important focus of study than we realize, or (b) it doesn't matter what we study, as long as we study something at all.
Finally, dear readers, I leave you with the following:
- If you can't handle wondering what affects what gets elected to your consciousness (oh, bless you, Nick Ellis), wonder about this: Why Is Everything Still Pasteurized in This g.d. Country?
- Jennifer Miller + Abbreviations = A Guaranteed Good Time.
- What if there were a way to use hyperlinks in speech?