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Trailer Park Boys

No finer way to mark Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend than to binge-watch Trailer Park Boys. A quick and informative read about TPB can be found here. A special toast to John Dunsworth whose death just about a year ago was a profound loss to the show. (C’mon Canada, within the year we must get rid…

The Regulation of Language

Here’s a most interesting article that reemphasizes the functional beauty of the Anglophone tradition of common law and language. As Givati points out, English, be it “BBC standard” or Jamaican (and everything in between), is essentially of a distributed character. This is one of the reasons why English is so adaptable (science and business), so culturally rich,…

Walker Percy Wednesday 170

The longer we think about it, the more mysterious the simplest act of naming becomes. It is, we begin to realize, quite without precedent in all of natural history as we know it. But so, you might reply, is the emergence of the eye without precedent, so is sexual reproduction without precedent. These are nevertheless…