Monthly Archives: January 2012

The universal grindr

(1a) Nigel likes cock. (1b) ?Nigel likes a cock. Do you know about grinding? I know about grinding. Grinding is taking a count noun, say, “chicken” or “fir”, and instead of saying “two chickens” or “three firs” saying “some chicken” … Continue reading

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Maybe we could start seeing France again?

I saw the headline for this post and briefly thought “Infidelity Plus” was a new option on the independence referendum.

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At last the Go-on show

呉音, (goon in Japanese, two syllables) or if you’re reading this without the correct fonts installed, ⬜⬜, is usually glossed on the web as “Wu dynasty reading”. The background here is that there isn’t just a difference in written Japanese between … Continue reading

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Remote censoring

I don’t want to watch much of the stuff the BBFC classifies, and nor, I suspect, do the people who work for the BBFC. Surely, I thought, we could get a machine to do this? There won’t be much chance … Continue reading

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Norfolk. Norfolk.

I have been contemplating the difference between dressing like Margaret Thatcher, dressing as Margaret Thatcher, and dressing up as Margaret Thatcher, all thanks to a letter in the Evening Standard from Liz Truss MP. I didn’t want to do that, … Continue reading

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