Daily Archives: 2008-05-24

Contemporary Theater of Contrition

I’m sorry you’re likely to get hit. I’m sorry you were hit. I’m sorry I hit you. I’m sorry I got caught hitting you. I’m sorry if my hitting you was misconstrued as an attempt to cause you pain. “The … Continue reading

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Parrot Prodigies

Language Log’s ongoing ridicule of the BBC’s science reporting continues with Parrots and children: still silly season at the BBC: There are people writing purportedly serious stories for the British Broadcasting Corporation who think that a grey parrot has the … Continue reading

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