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.
Q450. “No” to serious linguists!
Q449. I’m loving ‘Language Made Difficult’.
Q448. You guys are great, and may Speculative Grammarian last another seven centuries.
Q447. Something funny from my favorite journal ever SpecGram.
Q445. Far and away, one of my favorite accounts to follow.
Q444. Speculative Grammarian is the one and only journal of satirical linguistics. I’m very fond of their Cartoon Theories of Linguistics series. And anyone who’s thinking of majoring in linguistics should try Choose Your Own Career in Linguistics first.
Q443. Today I read the multi-
Q442. Please do not make the mistake I made and sing the counting song in the university cafeteria during lunch hours! I promise you, if people don’t think you’re a freak before that they’ll certainly think so after seeing you sit there all alone on a table making crazy trills. Does not matter whether you’re good at performing trills or not, they’ll shun you anyways...
Q441. Встретился намедни чудесный сайт «Speculative Grammarian». Местами просто забавно, местами забавно и полезно.
Q440. McLovin it.
Q439. I have a feeling I’ll be entertained for hours!
Q438. Been hilarious for many many years. I particularly enjoy their comics.
Q437. A great satirical linguistic magazine that I think all of you would enjoy.
Q436. OH GOD IT’S MY LIFE.
Q435. Trey Jones at Speculative Grammarian invites y’all to play his cute, and yet somewhat depressing, game: Choose Your Own Career in Linguistics.
Q434. Some of my favorite linguist humor—U.S. Government Linguists in Action
Q432. While I have your attention, let me thank you, the other editors and the contributors for the many hours I have misspent in laughing through the SpecGram archives. Sophomoric or sophisticated, hieratic or half-
Q431. Must remember to not listen to SpecGram podcasts on the bus—I don’t need any more dirty/confused looks from undergrads.
Q429. Ahh, nothing like good nerd humor in the wee hours of the night.
Q428. Ok, half the time you guys intimidate me (and I get paid to write). Thanks for the daily education!
Q427. I stumbled into this haven [(SpecGram)]… It’s like an STD, only much, much more desirable: one that we wish would spread more widely.
Q426. Check out [SpecGram]. They have about one cool puzzle an issue, and it’s all damn funny.
Q425. Got my new edition of Speculative Grammarian in my inbox today—and what a treat! This issue is all about fantasy languages and the cliches used in it... Have a read—it’s really funny! And something to keep in mind when creating languages.
Q424. In-jokes for the linguists.
Q423. The editor emeritus (Tim Pulju) is the most popular linguistics professor at Dartmouth College, and for good reason. His classes are as entertaining as SpecGram, if not moreso. Also check out Lingua Pranca—it’s exceptionally witty. And the “choose your own career in linguistics” adventure story is worth more than a few run-
Q422. The site bills itself as the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics. With links to back issues, puzzles and games—this site is highly recommended for linguists.
Q421. I have never heard of satirical linguistics until I found [SpecGram]—and have been totally engrossed (and lost!)
Q420. Вообще, сайт достаточно забавный, нечто вроде «лингвисты шутят». Мне там еще понравился «индоевропейский кроссворд».
Q419. Интересно, почему я не набредала на эту штуку раньше: SpecGram. Например, комикс про Google Translate. Или загадка “найди семь отличий”. Или, например, как надо работать с информантом. Вообще такого прекрасного (действительно прекрасного) дикого гона я давно не видела. Плакал мой вечер :) Номера целиком тоже достойны похвалы. Ы.
Q418. Hahaha! That’s brilliant, and not entirely untrue.
Q417. This wonderfully weird article claims that the “ther” is evidence that the original language of Winnie the Pooh is not English, and it was translated from Gallo-
Q416. One of my resent favorite articles is “Draw Me A Linguist”. I do believe this represents most people’s stereotypical thoughts about linguists, not only children.
Q415. Can’t get enough of SpecGram: Turn-
Q414. SpecGram’s puntheon of mytholingual entities.
Q412. Seems more like a critique of English then anything else. This is what happens when you speak a mongrel language.
Q411. This is hilarious.
Q410. I enjoyed it somewhat.
Q409. It’s hilarious to the linguistically-
Q408. Did you really think someone was going to fall for this?
Q407. Great examples
Q406. Syntactic ambiguity explained with cartoons!
Q405. 유서 깊은 언어학 개그의 본산 Speculative Grammarian의 트위터 계정 @SpecGram을
Q404. I did get a good chuckle from Elwin Ransom’s piece, “On the Applicability of Recent Theoretical Advances in Linguistics to the Practice of Fieldwork.” And really, what more can I demand for the price of my subscription?
Q403. I will admit that I seldom read SpecGram, as fans call it, since I don’t really enjoy its brand of humor, generally very dry, deadpan satire of academic writing and more specifically the discourse of descriptive and theoretical linguistics.
Q402. Several very nice things in this issue, anyhow, kudos.
Q401. Man, I read the issue last night, and figured that one of the SpecGram cabal must have invented the morphome for its purposes.