The Anarchy of Language

08/02/20154 Comments

No apostrophes? Misplaced commas? Starting a sentence with a conjunction? Whatever shall we do?! Join James in today’s Thought for the Day as he ponders the miracle of communication, explores the anarchy of language, and celebrates the beauty of spontaneous order.

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Kill the Apostrophe!

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  1. erichard says:

    An English major turned grammar anarchist. Wow. I must send a link of this to an expert proofreader I use. As good as your case is, I think she can help with a case for some of the “Nazi” side. Just curious: did you insert your image on a background image taken at another time? Or was that filmed as it appeared?

  2. Al Saleh says:

    The Anarchy of Poetry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjHORRHXtyI

    “I want it gone, history, leave nothing of it.”

  3. candideschmyles says:

    I have always viewed language as a fluid dynamic that should be owned by its users and not them by it.
    Stu? It’s stew, as in styou for jezzuz sake!

  4. nosoapradio says:

    What stir is this? What tumult’s in the heavens? Whence cometh this alarum and the noise?

    comical alphabet letter stitched on hot coal drunk from wineskin hand
    distance colour deleted from the list of mortals sinks claws in the
    saving copper of forehead against stone if life cooks great banquet hall
    feasts of cabbage smell on its knees in a corner his stew of hopes sing…

    grammar nazis and apostrophic connotation

    and my kingdom for a horse!

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