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Dead link reincarnated.[edit]

The dead link attached to the book called Far from the Madding Gerund and other dispatches from Languagae Log has been updated. Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 14:29, 30 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Becky Award?[edit]

I can't seem to find any confirmation that it's an actual award given annually as suggested in the article. There's a radio transcript of a 2006 edition. Was it ever awarded otherwise? --Thomas Craven (talk) 20:16, 29 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Definitely not yearly (opening sentence of, in 2019, says "It's been a while since the last Goropius Becanus Award" and mentions 2007) and I don't know whether the nomination discussed there ended in an actual award that year. The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk) 10:01, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Subject shift[edit]

Seems to have shifted to increasingly covering Chinese, and the interfaces between Chinese and other languages... AnonMoos (talk) 21:08, 19 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think any evidence of that trend would require lots of OR, but same probably goes for the existing discussion of common topics. Can you suggest specific text for that newer common topic? The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk) 22:54, 19 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Have you looked at it in the last 5 years? Four of the five most recent entries on the page right now are about Chinese or Japanese (Judo: martial arts neologism or ancient philosophical term?, All-purpose word for "glamorous woman", Tang (618-907) poetry in Min pronunciation, Om, sumo, and the universality of sound)... AnonMoos (talk) 01:35, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. Daily or nearly daily, as it happens. But in this case, by OR (Original Research), I meant the kind of independent compilation that Wikipedia:No_original_research forbids using.The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk) 10:08, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you know the facts about the site's topic mix in recent years, then you should acknowledge the facts. When you don't acknowledge the facts, then by "Grice's Maxims" you're expressing implicit skepticism. It's hard to go on to discuss other matters, if there isn't some degree of basic agreement on the basic facts... AnonMoos (talk) 11:42, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think at this point we're talking past each other. Maybe someone else can pop in and get the discussion back on track. I don't think I can. The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk) 21:57, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]