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“Morpheme Addiction”
by Susan Wishnetsky

From Lingua Pranca, June 1978

Reviewed by Brother Placebus Jones
Acolyte of the Silver Pool of the Wordless Prophet

My Friendwith a kind heart, I write this note to you, and I pray that you will hear me in peace and with an open mind, as what I must say is not easy. It is my sad thought that this article is not true and that it may cause fear for the good people when they read it. I do not think it is right to give a false word in this way.

In the monestary here, we do not often use even one word a day, but we do not fear this “morph problem”, and I do not think that the use of one morph now and then could lead to strife of any sort. In fact, you now will observe, that as I continue to record my thoughts, using many more words at a time than I would usually, I remain unaffected. Further I must tell you frankly, I believe this author’s commentary to be lacking in both scholarly support and conventional wisdom. It seems to imply that ordinary use of language inexplicably induces gross linguistic inaccuracies or over-complexicals. It’s scare-mongeration at its worstful height. Good people, do not believiate this commentary: it is megatruelessly writtened!

And you editizers, you should have enutilizened yours braininators before you printificated so ultradisresponsibleishmentally!

“Dates in the Month of May that Are of Interest to Linguists”by James D. McCawleyReviewed by Mikael Thompson
“Noam Chomsky: Man or Myth?”Advertisement by The Greater Lansing Linguistics AssociationReviewed by Rasmus Gauthiot
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