Wherein we spin a shitpost question into linguistics gold.
Wherein we find an excuse to recommend a bunch of music to you.
Wherein we #GiveLinguistsSwords.
Two notes about this episode:
- This recording cut out a lot of background noise and claps/cheers, so if there is a weird volume jump up or down, it’s us doing our best to keep the audio listenable.
- We also have a rich text transcript, since there are a lot of non-English words and word mentions in this episode, and our normal plaintext transcript can’t do italics.
Wherein we finally talk about acquisition. (And finally post this one on our website…)
Wherein we announce some upcoming live events!
Wherein we are LIVE.
Check out the events from #LingFest 2021 at https://lingcomm.org/lingfest, and get hype for CrossingsCon 21: Slipping Sideways, running from August 1-8 on Gather, with more information at https://crossingscon.org. Our show has not been assigned a time slot yet, but we’ll make sure to announce it as soon as we have one!
Wherein we talk a LOT.
Wherein we frequently get off topic and get angry at Les Immortels.
Wherein we make wugability happen and invoke rule three.
Wherein we discuss how linguistics is everywhere but linguists are nowhere, and introduce the concept of the unsolicited etymology swear jar.
Our very first episode, answering real language questions from real listeners! And boy do we live up to our no-research policy. (What is the truth about bubblers? TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!)