Here are a few more of our favorite things people have said about Speculative Grammarian over the years, collected wild on the internet, or domesticated in email.
Q800. As a syntax enthusiast, I am a fan of that last verse.
Q799. Someone please make a syntax tree of the Chomsky verse.
Q798. Well worth the attention of anybody with a linguistics background.
Q797. Speculative Grammarian, a webzine of linguistic satire, for when you become a hardcore language nerd.
Q796. Here is satirical account of the history of ideas in linguistics as merely social, rather than socio-
Q795. A love story.
Q794. Owtch. Buuurn.
Q793. THIS IS GORGEOUS
Q792. What the. omg.
Q791. Might just be the way the language works or we might have a badass over here
Q790. This is so beautiful I love it.
Q789. Linguistic-y goodness.
Q788. This is probably the prettiest way I’ve seen these described.
Q787. THIS IS A REALLY COOL WAY TO LOOK AT LANGUAGES
Q786. Serious linguistics boner!
Q785. Oh my gosh, the Turkish makes so much more sense now!
Q784. Oh hey I’ve done stuff like this in linguistics. It’s supposed to be fun and it is but it also makes my head hurt sometimes.
Q783. What I want for Xmas.
Q782. All the answers have at last been found & collected into one magnificent dirt-
Q781. Finally, serious research in the oft neglected field of satirical linguistics. I thought this would never be covered.
Q780. The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics という本が発売されています。 言語学者によって書かれた言語学者向けのジョーク本です。
Q779. Go ahead and buy your own copy. It is even cheaper than a full unhealthy meal at a fancy “fast-
Q778. My SpecGram book is finally with me! I hope it won’t ruin my working day
Q777. The SpecGram Essential Guide to Linguistics really is a hoot! Highly recommended for linguaphiles & conlangers alike.
Q774. Shout it from the rooftops. Or just do like me and go stand on a street corner waving a Bible and scream it: “The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics is out!”
Q773. A word of warning: much of [The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics] is very technical, with articles and references that few but a trained linguist will twig. A lot of it went over my head, and if you’re not into linguistics your mileage will vary. But some sections are generally accessible, and the motley mischief is unified by the trademark SpecGram voice–if such a thing can be said to exist–which combines condescension with flattery and arch irony with sincere delight.
Q772. SpecGram has now condensed centuries of satirical linguistic articles, comics and pearls of wisdom into a single book. ... [T]his compilation makes a tidy package, a pleasant bit of browsing, and a convenient gift for the book-
Q771. [The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics] will be a symbolic expression of your inner linguistic nerd.
Q770. Looks too Craaazaayyy for me..
Q769. This sounds delightful.
Q768. Moram s vama da podelim jedan burleskan, duhoviti, ali u suštini kritički, kao bajagi sociolingvistički tekstić, iz jednog satiričnog lingvističkog časopisa, koji je povezan s ovom temom: „O uljudnosti prema ženama u slovenskim jezicima“, Émil Schouwiniste-
Q767. Nothing could better explain what I love about non-
Q766. Meet Dr. Knauv Shauling, Assistant Chief Hibernolinguistic Paleocurmudgeon.
Q765. Can’t believe I’ve been on Twitter for eight months and have only now discovered @SpecGram! #satire #linguistics
Q764. WHO THE HECK NEVER TOLD ME ABOUT @SPECGRAM ???
Q763. It is a magisterial opus. Everyone on the planet needs at least one copy.
Q762. Got a copy of the new Speculative Grammarian compendium! My pleasure reading for grad school is now set.
Q761. This is a book I can buy.
Q760. I want one! (Please don’t flog me for lack of plural construction ... !!!)
Q759. “Heavy enough to kill most insects.” Again with the ambiguity!
Q758. I’m so excited.
Q757. SpecGram keeps me sane.
Q756. I don’t know if anyone reads Speculative Grammarian, but I just saw this today: OdCom. It made me laugh, at least.
Q755. RE: Landläufige Vorurteile über Linguisten: Endlich hat sich der Speculative Grammarian dieser Thematik einmal empirisch angenommen.
Q754. SpecGram has a store. If you buy from there you’ll also be supporting a hilarious magazine.
Q753. The following is a very good spelling reform proposal. I doubt that you will not agree with it.
Q752. WOOOOO! AGGLUTINATING LANGUAGES! WOOOO!
Q751. Oh god my brain’s gonna explode