'language' Archive

[redacted] has damaged my brain.

27 September 2008, 10:30 am
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I think this [redacted] is actually hawking watches, but every time I see the subject line, I think that a web site catering to golf-course voyeurism fetishists has misspelled the word “pines.”

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prepositional phrase overload!

14 June 2008, 8:06 am
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AHHH! Brain ’splodes!

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9 April 2007, 7:23 am
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emmaSpam is just one more utterly pointless website offered up to the zeitgeist. But I built this one.

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as he was fascinate by the lady

3 February 2007, 4:16 pm
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In a typical day, many dozen attempts are made to make bogus spammy comments on this site. Spammers try all sorts of tricks to get past the filtering software I have in place to stop them. One of the latest gimmicks is to include text that supposedly looks like real content, often in the form […]

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my counterpart?

21 September 2005, 1:08 pm
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Spotted on a wall in Cambridge:

(Detail from a photo at my flickr site)
In a neat bit of synchroncity, here’s John Cowan on calling a vileynye by any other name.

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23 August 2005, 3:28 pm
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junior high snigger

7 August 2005, 9:05 am
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There’s only one thing I want to remember about Friday’s game, and that’s the moment when one of the announcers spoke of “an offensive explosion by the Minnesota Twins.”

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new buzzword nominee

26 June 2005, 6:39 pm
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content control techniques

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