As reported earlier, our very own Butch McBastard uncovered a satchel of papers and other miscellanea labeled, “Top Secret SpecGram Time Capsule, 1964
incriminating evidence proprietary information, we thought we would share another interesting SpecGram relic.
Here are some photos of the seventeenth archival item, the Satirical Linguist’s Hat. Many a Speculative Grammarian or Lingua Prancker has said something along the lines of, “Of course, this paper was written with my satirical linguist’s hat on.” Most people don’t realize that this
Of apparent* Central Asian design, a traditional Satirical Linguist’s Hat comes in any of several colors. The most orthodox designs feature stylish ear flaps, which also conveniently stop the purity of one’s theories from being contaminated by the messiness of real language. The supposedly semi-
In addition to its use as inspiration during The Writing of Papers, a Satirical Linguist’s Hat is also worn on a number of ceremonial occasions
More to come...
* i.e., “disputed”
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