Friday, May 13, 2005

postal scrotum: more on language

Matt writes:

About your last entry, postal scrotum: linguistic prescriptivism/descriptivism redux:

S'funny that language is so creative and improvisational lexically, but not so phonetically. Abnormal pronunciations are received with jeers or at best, guffaws, whereas new words are appreciated (see the dotcom 1990's for examples)

And Sans bothers you? Try motherfuckin' Chaise Lounge. Give me a break! it's not so much the usage (that's kinda funny), it's the yanks who insist that Chaise Lounge is THE proper word "cuz it's a chair, and you lounge in it!!"


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