John Gordon Ross

A Man for All Reasons

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Language Stuff

Almost everyone uses language, so inevitably almost everyone thinks they are an expert in it. I don’t consider myself an expert, though most of my work requires at least language competence and sometimes actual skill, but I do follow the blogs featured on this feeds page.

(If you are wondering where the translation-related feeds have all gone, I have put them on their own page.)

Most of the blogs represented here are in English, most of the time, but don’t be surprised to find other languages used. Go with the flow – I occasionally find myself pleasantly surprised at how much I can grasp in languages I have never seen before.

Language On the Net

Language Log » Neo-Nazi kanji

Monday 18 September 15:49:01 UTC 2017

Tattoo on the shoulder of a marcher in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12: Source: "A lot of white supremacists seem to have a weird Asian fetish," Vice News, Dexter Thomas (9/12/17) People who know only the Chinese forms of the characters are puzzled by this tattoo. It is a Japanese kanji, not a Chinese hanzi. It can mean English "real": … [Link]

Language Log » Patriarchal homestead

Monday 18 September 13:43:09 UTC 2017

A tweet by Alex Gabuev: "Patriarch's residence" is "Male chauvinist village." This translation is obviously a part of joint effort to subvert international order pic.twitter.com/A5DFS5pz6d — Alexander Gabuev (@AlexGabuev) September 13, 2017 The first translation on the panel (Northern Landscapes) seems all right, but both the Chinese and the English of the second are laughably off the mark. The word … [Link]

Urban Word of the Day » yassderday

Monday 18 September 8:30:00 UTC 2017

When something really great happened the day prior. Person #1: Last night's party was lit!Person #2: Yaaassss, yassderday's party was soooo liiittt [Link]

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