Chesterton “The Jesterton” Wilburfors Gilchrist, IV
Grad Student Union Steward, United Linguistics Workers**
All names have been changed to protect the
Jargonisation: What if gavagai just means “we can tell this crazy white man anything and he’ll put it in a book?”MilkCaramel: Then it would replicate any number of jokes I’d heard.Preterite: That sounds like a complete and utter collection of undetached rabbit parts.MilkCaramel: Which points out that if gavagai actually means ”we can tell this crazy white man anything and he’ll put it in a book?”, then one might argue that gavagai actually just means an undetached extended middle finger.Jargonisation: If your finger is unattached, see a doctor.MilkCaramel: Or perhaps a coroner.Preterite: I have to disclose at this point that my predictive text knows some weird phrases.Jargonisation: If it starts talking about neural networks, computational linguistics, and why machines are superior to people, seek help. Also, I am now pretty sure gavagai means “data made up to get tenure.”MilkCaramel: No, it means “tall tale to generate decades of tenure fodder.”Jargonisation: I thought the phrase for that was “ideal speaker”, with its synonym, “competence”.MilkCaramel: Those are variant realizations of the same archimorpheme, or perhaps archimorphome.Preterite: But rabbits don’t have tall tails at all.MilkCaramel: These are special Australian rabbits that evolved under evolutionary pressures to have long tails that stick up like ears, causing predators to go for the tail instead of the head. It serves to keep all the parts attached.
More to come...
* My Grandpapá
eavesdropping serendipitous fieldwork.
As I am not eavesdropper serendipitous fieldworker my Grandpapá is, and I don’t
** This Research is gratefully sponsored by the ULŋW Local #1729.
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