Quotes—Page 21: 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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Q100. Красота.

Peter Arkadiev


Q99. One of my favourite websites, as a) a former linguistics student and b) someone who works for a (real!) journal, is SpecGram, or Speculative Grammarian, which is a fantastic spoof linguistics journal. It is particularly amusing that so many of the articles could almost be real.

Bex


Q98. Ясно и наглядно о нон-конфигурационных языках!

наташа короткова


Q97. Linguistics lovers beware.

—Dr Lanette Cadle


Q96. Enjoy, language nerds!

Greg Borenstein


Q95. Sudoku + phonology mashup. Run away!

—Claris


Q94. Rating the world’s languages. Snerk.

—Claris


Q93. I’m happy that (in a total fairytale not resembling academia in the least) I won on my first go-round.

—Claris


Q92. So far, I am mildly amused by the typo on their home page.

Chris Vreeland


Q91. Awesome.

Michael J. Nelson


Q90. Man, I’ve been subscribing to this for a while. It’s great.

Ray McCartney


Q89. Funny stuff.

Adam


Q88. Brilliant.

MasonDixon


Q87. This is hilarious.

frecklefaerie


Q86. I like the puzzles, especially the Indo-European crossword and the Canadian version of the LingDoku.

Bob Sassaman


Q85. Don’t miss: Re-Rating the World’s Languages, Hunting the Elusive Labio-Nasal, The Endangered Languages Armamentation Programme, New speech disorder linguists contracted discovered! and of course Choose Your Own Career in Linguistics.

Paul


Q84. This is great!

OmieWise


Q83. Brilliant!

Dan Velleman


Q82. Wacky linguists spoof themselves, rating a collection of languages along a whole range of variables.

Autochon


Q81. Friday afternoon fun: ... Choose Your Own Career in Linguistics. ... Will it be a double major in Linguistics and English with a serving of fries, or great glory analyzing the language of beings on distant planets. You choose your path...

—Susan Atkey


Q80. That just upped my geek intake by 300%

breathe_out


Q79. This is SO dorky...and yet, I laughed shamelessly.

gram-negative


Q78. I really want that ‘All Your Morpheme Are Belong To Us’ shirt, but I don’t think anyone at work would get both halves of the joke.

ultranurd


Q77. So, I’ve been occasionally stumbling on [SpecGram] for a while now, ... and I’m addicted now.

foxfour


Q76. Meist sehr humorvoll. Vorsicht: macht süchtig!

Tee


Q75. A hilarious online linguistics satire magazine. ... It has linguistics sudoku puzzles. With the IPA! A Proto-Indo-European crossword! And a pick-your-own adventure game that takes you through the non-existent wacky world of linguistics careers.

StyleyGeek


Q74. I could recommend Speculative Grammarian to any linguists...

StyleyGeek


Q73. This is possibly the geekiest thing that I’ve ever seen: a crossword puzzle in Proto-Indo-European.

Chris


Q72. Extreme language geekery

Chris


Q71. LMFAO. That’s brilliant! And [sigh] [cringe] actually pretty accurate...

—Christina


Q70. Scarily accurate.

Fraser Dron


Q69. Glimrende artikkel om retorikk i SpecGram med gode tips om hvordan vinne enhver debatt.

—Anje


Q68. Linguistics definitely has its share of obscure insider lingo. For that reason alone it’s extremely doubtful that a nonlinguist would find any humor in, say, Speculative Grammarian.

—Robert M Peachey


Q67. Habrá que leer más a Merritt Greenberg y Joseph Ruhlen que a los de verdad.

jc_san


Q66. Hahahahahaha!

—Manic veG wonK


Q65. Potentially amusing to the linguisticians among you

—cati


Q64. I ran across your current issue again. What a scream!

—Agnes


Q63. Speculative Grammarian, die Zeitschrift für satirische Linguistik.

Christina Sanchez


Q62. Empfehlenswert für alle, die sich schon immer für die Verbindung von Sprachwissenschaft und Humor interessiert haben: SpecGram.

Christina Sanchez


Q61. Oh my gorsh, this is the coolest thing ever...

oito_ou_oitenta


Q60. I just found this online and did a happy dance...

oito_ou_oitenta


Q59. Speculative Grammarian (a.k.a. the best spot to find esoteric linguistics humor)

Speechy


Q58. My Soul was Crushed. It was awesome.

—Fraser


Q57. Brilliant! Have been sitting here for the past two hours listening to cello, drinking Armagnac, and roaring with laughter at the writings on your pages.

—Andrew MacFarland


Q56. I laughed.

—Mikey


Q55. Someone has a twisted sense of humour.

always_blue


Q54. Great. Amazing. I love it. Laughed my heads off.

—Slashbunny


Q53. Yes! I love that! Talk about brain exercise...

—Chalissa


Q52. I like it, even though it does make my head hurt.

yukinoitazuchi


Q51. Well that’s just greatly reduced my english skills

Karina


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Last updated May 28, 2017.