Basically the articulation of the vowel in "goose" (and its appearance in other words) is moving forward in the vocal tract. And it's doing it in many varieties of English.
Not very interesting (except for that last line), but what a fuckin' name

Probably my favorite linguistic phenomenon is global goose-fronting.

Thankyou, linguists, for being such enormous dorks

Doctor: I'm terribly sorry but the tests are back. Your child is artistic.

Parents: (sob)

Doctor: Now don't worry, it's not the end of the world. Your child will never have the mind of an executive, but with modern innovations like Etsy, Patreon and Kickstarter, they may be able to pay rent well into their mid-20s.

Parent: Did... did crayons do this

Doctor: Who can say? We're exposed to so many forms of art every day: music, poetry, language, geometry..

Parent: We're getting crayons BANNED

If nerding out about old web standards is your jam this is a great little post about what SGML, XML, HTML and JSON can teach us about the blockchain. I particularly liked it for the little nugget of insight about why we fetch JSON with XMLHttpRequest...

RT The classroom I'm volunteering in still has technology textbooks from the 1980s in it. Is this not the most glorious stock photo of all time?


@burritojustice ballot measure to ban the display of Christmas and Halloween decorations bat the same time

if this does not get Darth on Mastadon nothing will

retoot via @nelson Kitchen • Ridiculous gadgets you absolutely do not need

> look
There is a tech startup here
> move fast
You are now moving: 100 FAST
> break things
You have broken: SOCIETY
> _

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