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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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Danaelect: 'There wouldn't be so many problems if everyone spoke the same language, so I'm creating one.'
"Mom, Dad, sis-I'm not like you. I'm-I'm not a palindrome."
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T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
Tags:literature, literary, literary figures, modernist, modernism, slang, slangs, language, language game, linguistic, linguistics, register, lexicon, out of character, dialect, dialects, culture clash, culture, cultural, lit major, book, books, book lover, book lovers, bookish, book worm, book worms, pop culture, pop culture reference, poet, poem, poems, poetry, famous line, famous lines, publication, publications, publisher, publishing, quotes, eliot, peach, peaches, literal, literal joke, literal gag
Tug of pronunciation: 'We say to-may-to...' 'We say to-mah-to...'
Two men stand back to back as the sun rises; one man holds a basket labeled "Tomato" while the other holds a basket labeled "To-mah-to".
"Why is it that every time I say something in quotation marks you respond in italics?"
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"This is Daddy, honey. That was Daddy's office voice."
Tags:office, voice, voices, voice change, codeswitch, codeswitches, codeswitching, code switch, code switches, code switching, linguistic, linguistics, linguistic change, linguistic changes, identity, daughter, daughters, work, work voice, dad, dads, father, fathers, daddy, daddies, parent, parents, recognize, recognizes, recognition, recognise, recognises, voice alteration, disguise, disguises, disguising
"You'll have to be more specific — my people have more than four hundred different words for snow cone."
Big Tex Silver Saddle Restaurant advertises 'BBQ, $10, Chatter in a Vanishing Regional Dialect $1.00 Extra.'
'I'm glad I wasn't born in France. My French is terrible.'
Semantics - A classroom in which meanings are discussed (Actually, this is just a door. The classroom is on the other side of the door.)
T. S. Eliot Meets Beavis And Butthead
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Ed Flanders, Deconstruction Worker
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"We'll start out by speaking in simple declarative sentences."
Tags:language, languages, linguistic, linguistics, education, educate, educating, teach, teaching, history, historic, historical, learn, learning, speak, speaking, oral history, stone age, stone ages, iron age, iron ages, neanderthal, neanderthals, homo erectus, homo sapien, homo sapiens, caveman, cavemen, cave man, cave men, cave-man, cave-men, prehistory, prehistoric, cave, caves, declarative, simple, simplicity, complicate, complicated, complex, progress, progression, progressions, progressive
"I've tried really hard, but I'm sorry - I just can't bring myself to accept 'text' as a past participle."
'Roget it's fantastic, superb, extraordinary...where on earth did you get the idea?'
'Hey! Did you suddenly forget English? Get in here!'
Danaelect: 'Things would be a lot easier if everyone had the decency to speak the same language!'
Danaelect: 'Danaelect is only for the smartest and coolest people, so anyone who's not using it should just be ignored.'
"Did you know the word 'faith' is a linguistic blend of the Latin words 'faigus' and 'phytolith'? Don't question it. Just believe me."
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"He knows about 40 words, but most of them are for snow."