Thursday, 15 October 2020

we like to call it keen-wa

We enjoyed this latest comic from xkcd courtesy of Language Log which also clued us into the fact that there are crib notes for each that don’t belabour, insult or kill the joke but rather enhance it through thorough explanation. We also liked the suggested subtitle / bonus question: “Do you make a distinction between shallots, scallops, and scallions? If you use all three words, do they all have different meanings, all the same, or are two the same and one different?” More to explore at the link above and at Randall Munroe’s (previously) web comic, whose title is not an initialism for anything but rather letters with no phonetic pronunciation.