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romantic portmanteaus

Who makes the decision about couple names? Is it always based on sounds, pronunciations, and morphemes? Is it a desire to be clever, or just to make sure that words don’t sound ridiculous? I look at celebrity couple names, and … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

The Hungarian language, Magyar, resembles Finnish, Your Honor, though its lack of vowels could be attributed to them having been snatched by the wind when the horse-mounted nomad warriors shouted to one another. Allow me to quote Illino Tepius, a … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Language is the source of misunderstandings. —Antoine de Saint-Exupery/The Little Prince

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Just a Thought

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. —Lily Tomlin

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Just a Thought

Language exists to conceal true thought. —Tallyrand

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Just a Thought

He had been taught that language was essentially inadequate, that it could never speak what was there, that it only spoke itself. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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The Boy’s World

These are some of my favorite photographs I’ve ever taken. How predictable they are of my son. I took these just days after getting my new digital camera, and I was experimenting with all the different settings on the thing. … Continue reading

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