Author Archive

Let’s Step Outside

Joke courtesy of

A Merger Most Fowl!

Help us combat Stimulus Impoverishment

Joke courtesy of SymSys alum Luke Swartz.

Passing the Test

Joke courtesy of XKCD.

Trochee Fixation?

Joke courtesy of xkcd.

A Phonetician’s Valentine

Valentine’s Day-themed linguistics jokes make for a pretty specialized genre – but we managed to find one, courtesy of Sofia Kanibolotskaia at U Toronto.


Enjoy this New Yorker piece from Andy Borowitz on a not so smooth-tasting controversy out in the Twittersphere.

Doge the Linguist

Joke courtesy of Annalee Newitz. For more on the popular Doge internet meme and its syntactic nonconcordance, see this interesting article.