Wot you lookin a’?

What constitutes correct language in not necessarily an adherence to prescriptive norms. Within the english-speaking world alone today there are around 80 different official forms, each with their own distinct lexis, written and spoken grammars and variant dialects. It could be said that many of the intra and cross-cultural differences and divisions amongst speakers of […]

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Scratch n’sniff Icebergs

I’m re-posting this piece in light of an ensuing discussion about language that my previous post has sparked. I want to highlight that any notion of truth validated by linguistic exchange is vague at best and relies on mutual trust within a given social group, be they a body of scientists, or you and me […]

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Fog

You turn a shadow into human form, And expect her to forget. To grow with wisdom through her life, If only to remember. I understand this paradigm, This condition of the genes, That manifests such narrow minds, That are haunted by our dreams. We head for home Through fog and dark, Not knowing where This […]

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