Nerdery

The Times takes on current debates in linguistics, and asks:

But 70 years on, it is surely time to put the trauma of Whorf behind us.

All I can think is: “Never! The House of Mogh is dishonored for seven generations!” Then I remembered that Duras ultimately did get the rightful blame for the Khitomer massacre, and I felt better about it.

Comments

  1. #1 John S. Wilkins
    August 27, 2010

    I have never heard anything Sapir than that.

  2. #2 Jimpithecus
    August 28, 2010

    Welcome back and congratulations on the marriage.

  3. #3 Riman Butterbur
    August 28, 2010

    “Behind us”?

    What direction is that?

  4. #4 JO'N
    August 29, 2010

    I myself am putting Whorf southeast of me.

  5. #5 Origuy
    August 31, 2010

    In line with that, the Washington Shex’pir Company will be performing works of the Bard of Qo’noS in the original Klingon:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/27/AR2010082702649.html?hpid=topnews

  6. #6 Emily
    August 31, 2010

    “Why is Russian water a she, and why does she become a he once you have dipped a tea bag into her?”

    *snicker*

  7. #7 RBH
    September 6, 2010

    Poor old Benjamin Lee. No one appreciates the insurance guy.