Mighty Red Pen

December 23, 2010

We are the world, we are the linguists

Filed under: Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 8:47 am
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H/t to Fritinancy and Mr. Verb for this little holiday tidbit. A group of linguists got together to record their own version of “We are the World.” They explain,  “Some of the professors and students of the last 20 years of the Budapest ELTE-MTA Theoretical Linguistics Programme sing on the occasion of the 20th birthday of the department. Since everyone agrees that linguistics saves lives 🙂 and making a cover of ‘We Are the World’ is funny enough, we decided to do it.”


August 13, 2010

Gandalf vs. the vuvuzela

Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 8:59 am
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This video, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Vuvuzela,” has been making me laugh all week long:

July 27, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Fight Club

Filed under: Lit review,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 5:45 pm
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Zombies? What zombies? Now we have Jane Austen’s Fight Club. And the first rule of Fight Club? One NEVER mentions Fight Club.

May 10, 2010

Grammar Nazis

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 7:31 pm
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This video from College Humor really puts the Nazi in Grammar Nazi.

“Did you really think I was so stupid I wouldn’t recognize a run-on sentence?”

(Warning: Er, graphic violence at the end.)

July 24, 2009

Dr. Ruth was never this tough

Filed under: Grammar goddess — mighty red pen @ 7:24 pm
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Although this episode is (mostly) Safe for Work (I can’t vouch for all the episodes if you should further explore the series), it is definitely NOT Safe for Word Nerds.

Sex Therapy with Dr. Geneva Reade—Funnest Sex Ever

Hat tip to David Title, writer and director of the Dr. Geneva Reade series.

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