Quotes—Page 22: More of What People are Saying

Here are a few more of our favorite things people have said about Speculative Grammarian over the years, collected wild on the internet, or domesticated in email.

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Q50. Wow. That’s... beautiful and horrible at the same time.

Ada


Q49. Ow.

Emily


Q48. Ahhhh. Make it stop.

audreyshaped


Q47. That hurt both my eyes and my head.

Jonathan


Q46. Viccesnek van álcázva, de már a címe is nagyon provokatív.

—varasdi


Q45. ‘Highly respected.’

Language Hat


Q44. Fun with nerdy humor!

—Dancing Barefoot


Q43. It’s a reprint of Lingua Pranca from 1978, but it’s still funny as hell.

—Dancing Barefoot


Q42. If anyone wants to look at linguistic sillyness, I would suggest Speculative Grammarian.

Bouton


Q41. ‘For your reading gladness’ This phrase aptly describes my experience of SpecGram. I totally love it.

—Linda Kerby


Q40. We at the LINGUIST List enjoy your humorous site and have spent no little time browsing around it.

Amy Renaud


Q39. This is a site which has kept me entertained for hours and hours on end. ‘Tis particularly suitable for long working days with nothing to do.

wisnia


Q38. Linguistics (noun, singular): The alleged discipline professed by anyone whom Speculative Grammarian amuses.

Flat Earth Catalogue


Q37. I’m always glad to find some new scholarship I had previously missed.

Squach


Q36. Descriptivists fight back! With ABSURDISM!

—Tilton


Q35. Looking for an article entitled ‘How Many is Umpteen?’ Feeling a need for a Proto-Indo-European roots crossword puzzle? Then this is the journal for you.

Ceisiwr Serith


Q34. My qod that site is brilliant!

kipple


Q33. A sort of Mad Magazine for linguistics.

Dirty Lingoe


Q32. Speculative Grammarian ... promises some dandy satirical linguism!

—Jackson Ninly


Q31. Speculative Grammarian [is] a sort of parody on grammatical research.

G. Edward Johnson


Q30. I was getting worried... but I wonder, if there really is something more behind it!!!??? And who is the satire for??? Many questions.

—John Bateman


Q29. Sociopathological.

—Pete Gaughan


Q28. For all those with a passing interest in linguistics, I recommend the wit and silliness of Speculative Grammarian magazine.

—Anelie Walsh


Q27. Honestly, where do people find the time? This stuff is hilarious!! Check out the letters to the editor in particular.

—Talmida


Q26. Speculative Grammarian ... is the best online linguistics magazine ever.

Simon Montagu


Q25. This one is for linguists, and lovers of language and the utterly, sublimely ridiculous. One of my favourite spots on the internet.

—oceanannie


Q24. Oooh, found a great website for you language freaks with a sense of humor.

—cronerd44


Q23. I think there are a fair share of geeks ... who will sickly enjoy it as much as I.

—Seven


Q22. Gosh, Speculative Grammarian is a hoot.

—phl


Q21. Go, enjoy, but don’t say I didn’t warn you you might get your brains addled.

Language Hat


Q20. How did I ever live without it?

Nick Browne


Q19. Check out this parody of abstruse linguistics at its most absurd. A brilliant satire.

—Rat


Q18. Read it and laugh.

—Miekko


Q17. Satirical linguistics. Bravo!

—squires


Q16. These are very funny people!! Little snorts and chuckles sneak up on you at every turn.

—Talmida


Q15. If you’ve ever struggled through some dusty collection in the periodicals room in a desperate last-ditch attempt to pad your bibliography on that final under-grad paper, you will get the humour of SpecGram. If you’re a language buff, you should be writing for it.

—Talmida


Q14. Speculative Grammarian ... appears to be to linguistics what the Annals of Improbable Research is to other sciences.

Jed Hartman


Q13. Philological madness!

—Maju


Q12. I think it’s not just hilarious but actually instructive.

—Maju


Q11. Daring innovative theories in the linguistic field.

—Maju


Q10.Counterpoint: Why Linguistics Doesn’t Care’ got me all hot and bothered in my language centre. Oh, my very sensitive Wernicke’s Area. Oh, oh my.

boofuls


Q9. Speculative Grammarian tackles the important issues in linguisticsand lifehead on, uncompromisingly, and with punctuation that’ll take your eye out.

boofuls


Q8. The best thing about my SpecGram discovery is that it feels like learning, but not the kind that makes my phonological system strain and my brain implode.

boofuls


Q7. What can you do with a degree in Linguistics, you ask? Play the game and find out!

—Mel


Q6. Besides being wonderful dorky nostalgia, it’s actually quite funny/insightful.

Emma Cunningham


Q5. Vittig om lingvistikk! Sjekk ut denne siden for å få deg en god latter.

—Anje


Q4. Linguists: This is funny!!! ... I laughed.

robin


Q3. Ever read Speculative Grammarian? If you did not read Speculative Grammarian yet, give it a try...

—Damir Cavar


Q2. Hey! This site amuses me. Ah, the trials of choosing your own career in Linguistics. Pretty funny stuff.

Lauren


Q1. Twenty Special Forms of Rhetoric is the funniest thing I’ve read for, oh, about a week.

Graham



Last updated Mar. 18, 2017.