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Explaining the oxford comma and other usages in the english language.

Explaining the oxford comma and other usages in the english language.

"Word Crimes" by Weird Al is an anthem for every copywriter and grammar stickler.

With blockbuster film seaosn nearly upon us, here are some classic action movie one-liners diagramed…
via popchartlab:

Kick open the door to summer blockbuster season with these sentence diagrams of classic action-hero one-liners! Buckle up for a high-octane thrill ride/scholarly semantic breakdown of the florid poetry of these gun-toting, glass-smashing, walloping wordsmiths.

With blockbuster film seaosn nearly upon us, here are some classic action movie one-liners diagramed…

via popchartlab:

Kick open the door to summer blockbuster season with these sentence diagrams of classic action-hero one-liners! Buckle up for a high-octane thrill ride/scholarly semantic breakdown of the florid poetry of these gun-toting, glass-smashing, walloping wordsmiths.

What American accent do you have?

Because midwesterners don’t have an accent, duh.

My Result: The Midland (95%)

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don’t have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

Full Results:

The Midland (95%)

The West (80%)

Boston (63%)

North Central (59%)

The Inland North (48%)

The South (42%)

Philadelphia (40%)

The Northeast (33%)

My hometown of St. Louis is a bastion of “soda” in a sea of “pop” and “coke”:

What is your generic term for a sweetend carbonated beverage?

It’s called SODA people!

My hometown of St. Louis is a bastion of “soda” in a sea of “pop” and “coke”:

What is your generic term for a sweetend carbonated beverage?

It’s called SODA people!

When I asked the best authority I know on cat linguistics, thecatjames:

All kats know dat R lanuage iz Pidgin

When I asked the best authority I know on cat linguistics, thecatjames:

All kats know dat R lanuage iz Pidgin

The Big Map of North American English Dialects
via futurejournalismproject:

The map and page might look like a mess, but the North American English Dialects Map is fascinating mess to go through.
With English dialects throughout North America, audio samples, linguistic explanations and more, it’s a great place for language fans to spend their time.

The Big Map of North American English Dialects

via futurejournalismproject:

The map and page might look like a mess, but the North American English Dialects Map is fascinating mess to go through.

With English dialects throughout North America, audio samples, linguistic explanations and more, it’s a great place for language fans to spend their time.

Fresh Prince: Google Translated | cdza Opus No. 16 (by collectivecadenza)