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Friday, November 17, 2006

Keeping mumb

The Language Log posts The Spell against Spelling;

...I know they're there. I know where the beggars are,
With their flash cards looking like prescriptions for the catarrh
And their mnemnmonics, blast 'em. They go too farrh.
I do not stoop to impugn, indict, or condemn;
But I know how to get back at the likes of thegm...

h/t Language Hat

Posted by Kevin Steel on November 17, 2006 in Media | Permalink


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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

Posted by: Vitruvius | 2006-11-17 11:00:34 PM

I thkni yoru cazyr Vti!

Posted by: markalta | 2006-11-18 1:04:41 AM

Milton Friedman is dead. Last week, he wasn't dead, this week, he's dead. Life's like that. Milton Friedman was one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. Did you know that? Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, and Milton Friedman. On government, that's it. When was the last time before them? Mister, do you know anything? Adam Smith, 1776, John Stuart Mill, 1859, is this so hard for you?

What, you don't believe me? Then get out. No, I kid you, do I look like a shmuck? Well, what can I say? Why don't you listen to Mr. Friedman's own words, on government, and hear what I mean. Where? Oy, do I have to tell you everything? Here:


Posted by: Vitruvius | 2006-11-18 2:55:38 AM

I tryed to vacumn sumthingh out of the measthmah that eckists in my craniumn to gove you a gould xampul but eye whas stomped! .Fish is spelled ghoti, gh as in enough, o as in women and sh as in nation.

Posted by: BobWood | 2006-11-18 2:33:56 PM

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