The SpecGram Post-
It’s a slack time at SpecGram HQ, so we thought we’d replace an otherwise vacuous editorial with an important reminder (and I emphasise that last collocation by gesticulating as I pronounce it) that Speculative Grammarian concerns itself only, merely and fanatically exclusively with satirical linguistics and at no time has had, nor has or currently has any intention to have, any engagement with the at best superficially and indirectly satirical field of the linguistics of satire.
Loyal readers will have noted that, on occasion, in extremis, when we’re up against it and caught between a rock and hard place, when the chips and down and our guard is up and there’s nowhere to turn to but to turn up and take your turn, we have, reluctantly, briefly, ever-
To(like that), we stand tall with both the Mad Hatter and the March Hare in offering only the rebukest of rebukes to any Alices out there who may feel that ‘I like what I get’ is the same thing as ‘I get what I like’ and ‘I breathe when I sleep’ depicts the same state of affairs as ‘I sleep when I breathe’.
We hope this clarifies the situation and leaves anyone with aspirations to submit future funding applications to SPFFaFF in no doubt as to SpecGram’s remit as regards satirical linguistics and the linguistics of satire.
Thanks for reading; apologies if the tone was unduly strident (and I whisper those last two lexemes in a manner more conspiratorial than menacing). Now, please relax, sit back (or sit up (or sit down)) and enjoy this issue of satirical linguistic fun, friendship and frolics.