Monthly Archives: May 2005

I, Robot

OKCupid! The Personality Defect Test *Robot* You are 100% Rational, 28% Extroverted, 14% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant. You are the Robot! You are characterized by your rationality. In fact, this is really ALL you are characterized by. Like a cold,

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Chomping on Chomsky?

Randy Milholland, of Something Positive fame (if fame is the right word), has a new comic:Midnight Macabre – Updating Monday Through Friday. It’s set in 1981 and it’a about a young guy taking over a local TV station’s late night

Posted in Comics, Linguistics

Blinger is now EFL Geek

Blinger left this in a comment, but I thought it deserved an entry. He has changed his blog and is now EFL Geek: ESL & EFL in Korea. I’ve updated the blogroll appropriately.

Posted in Languages, Linguistics

The English-to-American Dictionary

The English-to-American Dictionary Somebody with some time on their[1] hands and access to the online OED could probably have some fun sorting out the folk etymology from the real here, since the authors usual reference is “somebody wrote in and

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Making fun of the Sith, because it’s easy

Tightly Wound: Thumbnail Guide to the Sith Me, I’m not going to see it. I just don’t care about the Star Wars back-story. Hell, after the changes Lucas wrought I barely care about Star Wars itself any more. Or, as

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*A Student’s Introduction to English Grammar*, by Huddleston and Pullum, arrived from amazon yesterday, and I’ve been immersed in it ever since. This is the introductory textbook based on the material in their massive *Cambridge Grammar of the English Language*

Posted in Linguistics


PostSecret is a site that posts pictures of postcards that have been sent in anonymously, each with somebody’s secret written on it. The two things that strike me about it is how epigrammatic many of the entries are…and the effect

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12-Pixel Superhero Test

Here’s a cute little app that quizzes you on (grossly simplified, 12-pixel) versions of Superhero Chest Symbols Bear in mind that what it’s showing you is 12 pixels representing the chest and waist of the hero/villain. Don’t try and interpret

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What is Your World View Quiz :: What is Your World View? (corrected…again) This is a really weird quiz, I think, because the questions are so vague. I took it once and was outraged that it pegged me as being substantially post-modernist, so I took

Posted in Philosophy