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D R S @exolinguist Calgary, mohkinstsis, Treaty 7

Topics likely to include linguistics, politics, bad jokes, and general nerdery. Views expressed are my own. (he/him)

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Joined Twitter 2/22/11


@JShirray I always find it ironic that oil has regular train service around BC and Alberta, but there’s so few routes for humans.
Retweeted by D R S @OrionKidder Also, don’t forget the massive coverage of (and excuses made for the disruption caused by) all the United We Roll convoys @brawluk That’s the idea...these are being used as new slurs from red hat folksLooking at neopronoun usage on twitter is a fascinating and depressing task. David Hogg is assigned “zeself” but Greta is “zirself”. Sigh.
2/17
2020
Could it be that our current revenue system -- artificially low taxes + no accountability for an industry when it c… https://t.co/x5e5GDgECJ
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2/14
2020
@jimjameswhelan @EmmaJackson57 I’m usually more aware of this in the other direction...arriving someplace else and… https://t.co/Yn7fvqfu8O
2/11
2020
This has some wonderful turns of phrase on how Calgary and Edmonton need to forge new identities to survive regress… https://t.co/IFqPpCuwlp @ABWarRoom This twitter juxtaposition has so many layers https://t.co/B449D493vu @kateljacobson @NeeedlesEye @BertaAdvantage @pazuzumycete Ditto
2/10
2020
@PhilipTurnbull @maxfawcett @KnifeNerd The softball moderation on that panel does not help shake that conventionality @maxfawcett @KnifeNerd I’ve lived here for six years, listen to Radio One, and I still don’t understand why he has… https://t.co/R4SYdhvTOm
2/9
2020
I was looking for a relevant terrible use of analytic methods on cultural data to teach my undergrads next week, an… https://t.co/wGORqUVGyD
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2/5
2020
@bronwyn Ditto. There might be something in The Linguistics Wars book. I mentioned those papers in my Hist of Ling… https://t.co/mdB93lYMzq
2/1
2020
Congrès de l’ACL 2020 : Date limite reportée au mardi 4 février 2020 CLA conference: Deadline extended to Tuesday,… https://t.co/THysRtMERI
Retweeted by D R SAlways nice to run into a former student on the bus who has native speaker judgements on a current project and is e… https://t.co/KzroCn6xNY
1/31
2020
@VerbingNouns First option, but with Canadian Raising in first syllable
1/28
2020
@jasonfherring I talked with campus security about this last year. I know the temptation is just to rip it down, bu… https://t.co/JO5I10Pnov
1/27
2020
@mikesbloggity I’ll can’t wait to hear @Graydio1 ask some hard questions about why Albertans who are expected to pa… https://t.co/XhTxWnQj8r
1/24
2020
Happy to retweet my MLA on this https://t.co/aCLv0DId3L
1/23
2020
A pickup truck rolling coal with a Don Cherry for PM bumper sticker is not something I expected to see on Salt Spring Island @jengerson I worked in tourism related jobs in Vancouver for ten years, so I’m holding out for the classic Victoria… https://t.co/2XgdbT1ja4
1/22
2020
I'm too enraged to be at my keyboard rn so I'll make these thoughts clearer later but we can't reduce funding to li… https://t.co/WgRxrZd1ll
Retweeted by D R S @trevortombe As @BriggsAlexa just said, this will definitely not increase the volume of red tape in Alberta.
Retweeted by D R S @klaszus @heyvian @NatePike I sometimes wonder how much of the sense that there is a monolithic public opinion is j… https://t.co/MCEYqM8gLK
1/20
2020
When it comes to you, Alberta is “broke.” When it comes to corporate welfare, our pockets are as deep as ever. Dema… https://t.co/m2pAJChOqm
Retweeted by D R SThe camouflage-in-space thing everyone's talking about looks to me like quite a good example of reanalysis (in the… https://t.co/JKuFeDa17y
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1/19
2020
@duncankinney @klaszus There’s also a really important bit of community building in that thread...the relentless bo… https://t.co/eGN4gr4lok
1/18
2020
@klaszus @CBCEyeopener THANK YOU. The myriad of subtle ways that @CBCEyeopener uncritically perpetuates Alberta vic… https://t.co/JYYcE2GarE
1/17
2020
@JenniferLMeyer @MarianMain @chloeneill @ThatEricAlper “He wasn’t a very good illusionist.”
1/14
2020
@Darin_Flynn @_morphologist @idsardi No, I don’t think I do, now that I try to say it out loud
1/13
2020
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1/8
2020
It takes some real musical guts to take a Napoleon-themed restaurant in the French Quarter and transition the atmos… https://t.co/G7cDcmOR0n
1/6
2020
@davidadger @VerbingNouns I taught a History of Linguistic Thought course a few years ago where we were reading lin… https://t.co/sXrUXRAPDc
1/5
2020
PhD candidate @BrettCNelson expounding “[SG] in southern Guatemala: Examining consonant allophony in Kaqchikel (May… https://t.co/5uKhjbgGr0
Retweeted by D R SProf. Storoshenko discussing “Regional variation in the use of English th- reflexive forms” at the 94th Annual Meet… https://t.co/0ZT2oVWhgn
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1/4
2019
Disinformation is the spread of information, true or false, with the intent to deceive for political gain. Given… https://t.co/TvvzEJPOD3
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12/16
2019
@darin_flynn @seanfulop @seduloussteve Relatively easy to do, actually. Probably simpler to just search for “U of C… https://t.co/c0ybbLfzwB
12/14
2019
@paisleyrae @sesquiotic The first doctor sounds like a reference to a recent @beefanddairy episode
12/12
2019
Flashbacks of working at a one-screen movie theatre where this was all we showed for weeks. https://t.co/3Wd49tAYpK
12/10
2019
Hunko Plunko, "Yousa, Meesa, Weesa: Linguistic Construction of Galactic Basic in Gungan Populations," 𝑆𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝐿𝑖𝑛𝑔… https://t.co/ySwYsc4lHi
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12/8
2019
A snow day in western MA seems like the perfect time to announce that **the abstract deadline for CUNY has been ext… https://t.co/TseIz8kRoJ
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12/4
2019
Speech in space! https://t.co/mnzZa9dxbg
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12/3
2019
OK, on the university thing, they're talking about free speech on campus. Nicolaides says they want to provide an… https://t.co/Jw6Bz8miuZ
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12/1
2019
@wiki_tmnt Maybe new signage for hiking in @NVanDistrict @TristinHopper Thirty seconds ago there was someone sitting opposite me in the coffee shop likewise clad in slippers. No hat though."we have a double standard in Calgary...momentum is a good thing if you're talking about publicly subsidizing an NH… https://t.co/KWlxayB5WZ
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11/24
2019
@VerbingNouns I’m upfront about the hypocrisy of prescrptivism in a descriptive field, but that part of university… https://t.co/c1wfbEkkXEeverytime we touch - cascada https://t.co/myzFiiZ5BI
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11/22
2019
@SFUalumni @SFULinguistics This was lovely to see pop up on my office computer…makes me wonder whether Parminder wo… https://t.co/GONtflXVIj
11/19
2019
No that’s a mannequin. A mandalorian is a venomous sea creature that looks sort of like (but crucially is not) a je… https://t.co/bekkGmURBS
11/17
2019
@nealjennings As an AC customer and a linguist, I’m also curious to see the response
11/15
2019
That’s a hinox. A hymen is just an overexaggeration for literary effect. https://t.co/vQuED6AtVZ
11/9
2019
In defence of climate change 'hypocrisy' https://t.co/ArN1VLo7KJ https://t.co/KmXCSXFBY8
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11/7
2019
That was eerie. Listening to @sprawlcalgary on the C-Train and the interstitial podcast C-Train tones lined up with real C-Train tones @alexYYC Calgary needs to decide if it wants to be a 21st century city or a political entity that exists solely to… https://t.co/qS6a9fjIZo
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11/6
2019
@meakoopa Hello Ensign Mulcahey https://t.co/jx9jtLdyiK @paulisci I vote for more frequent use of “Balderdash” in political advertising
11/3
2019
@teresagoldstein @DaleCalkins Oh to have political leadership willing to boldly educate people on the law of induced demand
11/1
2019
@kathleen_petty @markusoff Why does a supercut of this not exist?
10/29
2019
So, @Analogcoffeeyyc I get that you weigh each shot, and that you always take a little bit off each one, but watchi… https://t.co/4cjiQwEFgy @TheUniCanadian @EmmMacfarlane Suspicious anyways https://t.co/DplA6fUuZd
10/27
2019
Walked by this on the way to recapping exocentric compounds https://t.co/fl8Z8Nfl9JCrucial advance survey before deciding what word to use on an in class morphology example https://t.co/9wvtaTp7sVWhy #Vancouver will never be the same after today's speech by teenage climate revolutionary @GretaThunberghttps://t.co/icZ91ToIaM
Retweeted by D R SMy take on the AB Budget. There is not actually a lot of waste in the AB system; Rather it's that for decades, the… https://t.co/OXxLVDdOzR
Retweeted by D R SDo other jurisdictions' leaders devote staff resources to anonymous-yet-official accounts that publicly counterspin… https://t.co/3ISgom6hhd
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10/25
2019
I would scoop this thread up immediately if I was a publisher. https://t.co/RhD9nX5EPf
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10/23
2019
@mikesbloggity THIS. I remember @cbcrob from Vancouver, and now he’s on the radio in Calgary saying “we” are alienated. Even CBC stokes it.Or - just spitballing here, Scott - you could accept that your top demand is out of step with the Canadian public a… https://t.co/hI7ucAwHYo
Retweeted by D R SIf some politicians are going to insist on trying to manufacture Western separatism for their own gain, can you at… https://t.co/9eoQgSUrcJ
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10/22
2019
@markusoff Elections tend to land during Fall midterm season, so my second year class just finished up an exam wher… https://t.co/FnnTHmquQS
10/21
2019
Whenever I teach open vs. closed word classes, I always update my slides against the latest OED update, making the… https://t.co/UgBeLoCPdwMore applied linguistics...making random art (attn @darin_flynn) https://t.co/MIX3tt7Xkg
10/19
2019
Undertaught exam invigilation tip: if at all possible, crouch down when answering questionsPremier Kenney's public inquiry into a foreign-funded campaign against Alberta oil might not be a valid use of the… https://t.co/8C6PDNarEK
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10/18
2019
Deliberately misinforming people about the contents of the Constitution is not a great look for an aspiring PM. Any… https://t.co/e5dg0OlZr1Squint and scrutinize what oil sands companies are doing to cut carbon emissions, and what they're saying, and this… https://t.co/HgxqBkwPUe
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10/17
2019
@ianhanomansing Absolutely the convenience of voting on a non-teaching day. I would have voted anyways, but would h… https://t.co/x6RDGRoQj1
10/15
2019
@DHammarskjold @ThanksScientist @ToddTheLinguist Thanks! My intro class are just wrapping up phonology, so this was… https://t.co/9l7xOnd0ys
10/14
2019
@ThanksScientist @ToddTheLinguist This feed would make a good phonology or coding problem...there’s an exception ru… https://t.co/mgAYXaIF3a
10/10
2019
@TransLink https://t.co/c7uhzuQG8sAutumn strolling #yyc #douglasfirtrail https://t.co/KMQBcE7fe8Millenial Culture is very similar to academia: https://t.co/o0Pbsb6ZO7
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10/6
2019
@theturner Wowza https://t.co/AAW3mz2Yta
10/4
2019
The Allies would likely have won WW2 without Canada. Yet we did our part then, and should do so now. https://t.co/7KAsBsrLEY
Retweeted by D R SSo proud of awardees Jesse Weir, Raina Schider, Quinn Goddard, and Kody Tufts at tonight’s Program for Undergraduat… https://t.co/lB9zZfV8cx
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9/27
2019
@calgarytransit just FYI, stop 4712 is on the ground. Operators on 13 and 90 should be reminded it exists https://t.co/pb8sbJG1ou
9/22
2019
Staying awake for 24 hours to prepare for a sleep deprived EEG this morning was relatively easy. But wow am I tired now 😴
9/21
2019
@kbenwrites @meakoopa This is the B-Plot of a DS9 episode where someone wants a holo-Kira for…reasons. Instead of h… https://t.co/hynil4Dl8j @cityofcalgary parking city vehicles in a bus stop while the driver gets coffee is not a good look (11 ave SW) https://t.co/fYRLlbjOxg
9/18
2019
@carrie_gee Made tea directly in the kettle @carrie_gee I once had a roommate who did not understand the different functions and was mystified when I asked how… https://t.co/C11t5DjBQc
9/15
2019
The attention to detail in this not even being English toilet paper is over the top (or just a magnificent fluke) https://t.co/ICewGXaTX7
9/12
2019
@CBCEyeopener 1. Please no more people complaining using Facebook meme names about the PM who are not challenged to… https://t.co/7fpfgk0shc
9/11
2019
@CalgaryPolice could you please remind the officers sitting in vehicle B110 on 11th avenue eating that it’s illegal to park in bus stops?
9/5
2019
@BenjaminAhr @CutForTime @ApplePodcasts @MaxFunHQ The 2(x)ist joke was on pointHeres the supervised consumption site survey for Alberta https://t.co/LNdNmW2BAz
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9/4
2019

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