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.
Q99. One of my favourite websites, as a) a former linguistics student and b) someone who works for a (real!) journal, is SpecGram, or Speculative Grammarian, which is a fantastic spoof linguistics journal. It is particularly amusing that so many of the articles could almost be real.
Q98. Ясно и наглядно о нон-
Q97. Linguistics lovers beware.
Q96. Enjoy, language nerds!
Q95. Sudoku + phonology mashup. Run away!
Q94. Rating the world’s languages. Snerk.
Q93. I’m happy that (in a total fairytale not resembling academia in the least) I won on my first go-
Q92. So far, I am mildly amused by the typo on their home page.
Q90. Man, I’ve been subscribing to this for a while. It’s great.
Q89. Funny stuff.
Q87. This is hilarious.
Q85. Don’t miss: Re-Rating the World’s Languages, Hunting the Elusive Labio-
Q84. This is great!
Q82. Wacky linguists spoof themselves, rating a collection of languages along a whole range of variables.
Q81. Friday afternoon fun: ... Choose Your Own Career in Linguistics. ... Will it be a double major in Linguistics and English with a serving of fries, or great glory analyzing the language of beings on distant planets. You choose your path...
Q80. That just upped my geek intake by 300%
Q79. This is SO dorky...and yet, I laughed shamelessly.
Q78. I really want that ‘All Your Morpheme Are Belong To Us’ shirt, but I don’t think anyone at work would get both halves of the joke.
Q77. So, I’ve been occasionally stumbling on [SpecGram] for a while now, ... and I’m addicted now.
Q76. Meist sehr humorvoll. Vorsicht: macht süchtig!
Q75. A hilarious online linguistics satire magazine. ... It has linguistics sudoku puzzles. With the IPA! A Proto-
non- wacky world of linguistics careers.
Q74. I could recommend Speculative Grammarian to any linguists...
Q73. This is possibly the geekiest thing that I’ve ever seen: a crossword puzzle in Proto-
Q72. Extreme language geekery
Q71. LMFAO. That’s brilliant! And [sigh] [cringe] actually pretty accurate...
Q70. Scarily accurate.
Q69. Glimrende artikkel om retorikk i SpecGram med gode tips om hvordan vinne enhver debatt.
Q68. Linguistics definitely has its share of obscure insider lingo. For that reason alone it’s extremely doubtful that a nonlinguist would find any humor in, say, Speculative Grammarian.
Q67. Habrá que leer más a Merritt Greenberg y Joseph Ruhlen que a los de verdad.
Q65. Potentially amusing to the linguisticians among you
Q64. I ran across your current issue again. What a scream!
Q63. Speculative Grammarian, die Zeitschrift für satirische Linguistik.
Q62. Empfehlenswert für alle, die sich schon immer für die Verbindung von Sprachwissenschaft und Humor interessiert haben: SpecGram.
Q61. Oh my gorsh, this is the coolest thing ever...
Q60. I just found this online and did a happy dance...
Q59. Speculative Grammarian (a.k.a. the best spot to find esoteric linguistics humor)
Q58. My Soul was Crushed. It was awesome.
Q57. Brilliant! Have been sitting here for the past two hours listening to cello, drinking Armagnac, and roaring with laughter at the writings on your pages.
Q56. I laughed.
Q55. Someone has a twisted sense of humour.
Q54. Great. Amazing. I love it. Laughed my heads off.
Q53. Yes! I love that! Talk about brain exercise...
Q52. I like it, even though it does make my head hurt.
Q51. Well that’s just greatly reduced my english skills