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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-03-02 06:28
Subject: A linguist looks at Conservapedia
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Tags:funny, language, politics
Language Log on Conservapedia.
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2007-03-02 15:20 (UTC)
Subject: language log
Isn't that a fun site? Worth looking at every day I find.
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User: juliabk
Date: 2007-03-02 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
About 28 years ago, I took one semester of freshman Anthropology. I took the companion Archeology course the following semester. There was a small section on linguistics in the Anth class and a small section on ancient writing systems in the Archeo class. Even *I* could spot some of the errors in that silly article. I couldn't have said *what* was wrong with them (with the exception of Ancient Egyptian being a dead language - sheesh, haven't they ever seen Stargate? :-), but geez, if *I* could see it, where in the *world* did they *get* that crap?
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User: billposer
Date: 2007-03-03 09:12 (UTC)
Subject: Stargate
Actually, I was really disappointed when I saw the first Stargate movie by the fact that they used so little Egyptian. And then Troy didn't use Mycenean Greek and Luwian! You just can't win....
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User: juliabk
Date: 2007-03-03 20:18 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Stargate
I mean really. Imagine Hollywood not getting things right. The *nerve*! :-)
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