Category: Language Log

I like your socks

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There’s a sort of misconception running around—there! Get it! Quick! Damn, it got—there it goes! Ahem. Many people seem to think that having one’s sympathies with the descriptivists rather than the prescriptivists means that you can’t make fun of people’s…

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Via a Language Log entry, an attempt on Listable to list the Best Last Lines of English-Language novels. Of course, the Best is “a far, far better thing” from A Tale of Two Cities. This suffers a bit from being…