Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I, For One, Welcome Our New Linguistical Overlords

A meme parsed.

It would only confuse matters to reveal I got there by way of Yakov Smirnov, painter. Yeah, he's the "Russian Reversal" guy, too. How 'bout that?

Also, the story about how the story about "Eskimos* have e-to-the-x words for snow" being incorrect is itself wrong. What kinda frikkin' complicated world is this, anyhow, and who would want to Overlord it if they knew all the details? This is why we haven't heard from the aliens; they can't even figure out where to begin.
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* "Esquimeaux?" Howard Philips Lovecraft, this is your doing.

7 comments:

Ritchie said...

So-in some ways, Inuit is sort of like German?

Borepatch said...

My favorite Yakov Shmirnov line: "You know what I love about America? Warning shots!"

Rob K said...

In Soviet Russia, new * overlords welcome you!

Ah, /., where would we be without you?

John A said...

Come to that, "eskimo" is suspect. At the least, it is like using "European" as if defining a single people/culture: at worst, used in the presence of a young Inuit it may lead to fisticuffs.

Anonymous said...

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/263/what-are-the-nine-eskimo-words-for-snow
Read this in The 80's...

Jerry said...

I wish I could type better. Because yankee's talk funny.

Kirk said...

Heh. The surest sign that there is intelligent, space-faring life in this universe is the fact that they have declined to make contact with our species.