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.
Q250. Als je het over taalregels hebt moet je eigenlijk twee soorten ‘regels’ onderscheiden: descriptieve en prescriptieve (of ‘beschrijvende’ en ‘voorschrijvende’). ... Twee plaatjes zeggen meer dan duizend woorden.
Q249. Сатирический журнал для лингвистов.
Q248. If you like word play, you might also like SpecGram ... in which linguists prove why linguistics doesn’t attract a lot of interest as a major.
Q247. Zawsze ktos kupi takie mumbo-
Q246. Believe me it’s funny ... If you’re a real linguist or just a working stiff of a translator like me who wants to be distracted, you’ll find this article worth your while to check it out.
Q245. SpecGram’s humour mostly lies in its apparent earnestness, but it is beautifully creative, for example, having invented the field of Langualogy.
Q244. A Language Hat post has introduced me to Speculative Grammarian, “the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics,” and it is fabulous.
Q243. Speculative Grammarian, that corpus of linguistic wisdom, presents a fine description of eminently practical uses of linguistics.
Q242. Vous pourrez visiter ... un article de Speculative Grammarian qui montre qu’on peut s’amuser même avec les langues anciennes.
Q240. Specgram has the most tempting personal advertisements I’ve ever seen, like Single Statistical Quadratic Psycho-
Q239. What a frightening place this journal must be. I had pictured some coffeehouse zombies with a printing press in the basement, but it appears they have an entire dysfunctional corporate bureaucracy.
Q238. Much of the story sounds plausible.
Q237. A wonderful spoof!
Q234. I loved the footnotes.
Q233. Speculative Grammarian [has] this wonderful piece from Volume CLII, Number γ. In it, Sir Edmund C. Gladstone-
Q232. I think my favorite is still “All your morpheme are belong to us”, because it’s just so darn clever, what with morphemes being ‘bases’ of sorts. But it’s almost painfully geek-y. And I really do like “Will perform nasal-
Q231. Try inhaling through your nose and make your velum vibrate. I am sure you can!
Q230. WTF is a nasal-
Q229. Thank you for yet another very entertaining puzzle!
Q228. I feel right at home with SpecGram. Thank you for the regular laughs.
Q226. The next issue is coming out next month, and it promises to be positively saturated with obscure in-
Q225. I had my first academic publication in SpecGram with the [November 2008] issue. I’m not sure what that says about me, other than that I’m a linguist and a nerd.
Q224. Speculative Grammarian (a highly reassuring website for linguists)
Q223. Linguists w/ a sense of humor? No way!!!!
Q222. I like SpecGram. I can’t get my daughter and other relatives to laugh at its jokes, though.
Q221. In case you never heard of “phonological ergativity” you might enjoy [this].
Q220. I liked that a lot. ... I’ve wondered whether social scientists
Q219. I love recision
Q217. Those cynical chaps at Speculative Grammarian make a mockery of all that is good and holy about Computational Linguistics and Information Retrieval.
Q216. What is Linguistics Good For? Those of you who are familiar with IPA (and I know your name is Legion) will definitely enjoy this. Those of you who have any sort of familiarity with Russian will probably like it too.
Q215. Speculative Grammarian is the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics. Try their crossword for linguists (take THAT New York Times Sunday x-word!).
Q214. ‘Oo’s a KITTY-
Q213. Polecam, naprawdę świetne.
Q212. Other SpecGram interesting (funny) articles may be:
Q211. Sadly a lot of ‘theories’ about hypothetical connections (like the one on Basco-
Some good examples of this can be found in Speculative Grammarian articles, specially those of Tim Pulju. For instance:
Q210. Это здорово!!!
Q209. Кроме очень правильных статей про лингвистику, также присутствуют игры и кроссворды, фундаментальныне лингвистические понятия в комиксах, фонд вооружения вымирающих языков и акция по включению в международный фонетический алфавит символа, обозначающего назально–ингрессивный глухой велярный вибрирующий звук, иными словами хрюканье.
Q208. I have ... been reading Linguistics Cartoons. They’re not that super good, especially considering the idea behind them is to illustrate linguistic concepts in such a way that a ‘bright, interested ten-
Q207. This is why I read EVERY word of EVERY issue of Speculative Grammarian ... pure genius!
Q205. Check [SpecGram] out if you’ve got the time, it’s worth some good chuckles.
Q204. The self-
Q203. Don’t [read SpecGram] unless you have time to procrastinate a bit.
Q202. It is true that Linguists are weird. Here is proof.
Q201. SpecGram is the best satirical work on linguistics available world-