Swear words are not located in the linguistic part of the brain, but in the emotive part. This is why when a person feels any form of extreme emotion, they are more likely to swear. submitted by differentinfrench
Some have argued that this is also why swear words tend to slip out in moments of intense emotion.
Rather than being a deliberate choice like the words we speak, expletives are more so a reflex.
Oh, i remember the conference this book is based on. Thanks for posting this!
Māori Proverb: Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka.
Translation: The kumara (sweet potato) does not speak of its own sweetness.
Meaning: You ain’t all that.
anagrammaton OH SNAP
e hoa ma can we all learn a fuckload of whakatauki and just quote them to each other all the time and pretend we’re wise old kaumatua
omg. that lisiate chick stole my post!
Studies about reading studies go back more than two decades
Three weeks after Ed gets the idea to develop his own language, Linda snaps.
Das muss nicht sein. Tauscht Euch über Plansprachen lieber mit Gleichgesinnten im Forum aus: http://www.linguisten.de/Forum-Kunstsprachen-Interlinguistik
- from The Aporetic
"After the most recent OAH a friend a colleague, Adam Rothman, suggested a line of T-shirts. We came up with a few ideas. Feel free to add your own.”
***I think this goes for all conferences.